Many protesters wore black. Thousands marched in the coastal city of Dawei, in the southeast, and in the Kachin state capital in the far north, where they were dressed head to toe in black. So far gatherings have been peaceful, unlike bloody crackdowns during previous widespread protests in and A convoy of military trucks was seen passing into Yangon late on Sunday, raising fears that could change. Reuters has been unable to contact the junta for comment on the protests and state television has not mentioned them. The government lifted a day-long internet ban at the weekend that prompted even more anger in a country fearful of returning to the isolation and even greater poverty before a transition to democracy began in
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Despite having a majority, the BJP suffered a setback in Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad municipal corporation as it lost the election to the post of mayor after a few of its corporators voted for the rival NCP candidate. Umesh Patil of the Congress was elected deputy mayor. Of the total 78 corporators elected to the civic body in , 41 are from the BJP, which secured majority with the support of two Independents. A Congress corporator, who held the post of mayor previously, passed away recently, leaving the 77 members to elect his successor. The defeat of the BJP candidate is also being seen as a personal embarrassment for state party chief Chandrakant Patil, who hails from the neighbouring Kolhapur district. The saffron party had since continued its winning momentum in the district, keeping hold of the Lok Sabha seat in the last two elections and emerging victorious in several Assembly constituencies in the last polls.
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