Aung San Suu Kyi urges people to resist Myanmar military coup

Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s civilian government, urged people across the country to oppose a military takeover of the country on Monday.

“I urge people not to accept this, to respond and wholeheartedly to protest against the coup by the military,” according to a statement that carried Suu Kyi’s name but not her signature. “Only the people are important.”

The NLD won 83 percent of the vote in the November election and the country’s election commission has rejected allegations of impropriety. The army has declared a state of emergency for a year and says it will hold elections after that.

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