Myanmar’s Buddhist monks split over opposition to coup

May 13, 2021 | INVESTING

Myanmar’s Buddhist monkhood led an earlier struggle against military rule but is split on the coup that ended the country’s nascent democracy, with some prominent religious leaders defending the new junta.Three months of turmoil have followed the February predawn raids in which soldiers arrested civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her top allies, sparking furious and widespread opposition.Protesters have mobilised on the streets daily ever since, defying threats of lethal violence from…

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