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YANGON : At least two people were arrested at a Sunday rally held in Yangon to condemn a violent police crackdown on protesters at a Chinese-backed copper mine, an activist and a reporter said. 

Myanmar police arrest protester Aung Soe and put him into a car during a protest in Yangon on Sunday. (Photo by AFP)

The arrests come after Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was appointed by the government to lead a probe into the raid on protest camps at the mine, in northern Myanmar, in an apparent bid to assuage public anger over the crackdown, which left scores injured.

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