Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi released

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Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, has been released after seven years of house arrest.

News agencies quoted witnesses as saying that she was meeting crowds of supporters at the gate of her home in Yangon, Myanmar’s main city, soon after her release on Saturday.

Earlier, witnesses said hundreds of people rushed to her home after the authorities removed barbed-wire barricades in front of her compound.

Aung San Suu Kyi, who heads the country’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), later appeared at the gate of her compound, the crowd chanted, cheered and sang the national anthem.

“We must work together in unison to achieve our goal,” she told the cheering crowd.

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