17:36 Burmese civil servants, doctors and nurses took to the streets, anti-coup protests spread all over the country



For the third consecutive day in Yangon, large-scale masses took to the streets to protest. School teachers, public hospital medical personnel and government officials all joined the protest.  (Reuters)

For the third consecutive day in Yangon, large-scale masses took to the streets to protest. School teachers, public hospital medical personnel and government officials all joined the protest. (Reuters)

2021/02/08 17:36

[Central News Agency]The Burmese military launched a coup d’etat and detained government leaders a week ago. There were protests in major cities today. For the third consecutive day in Yangon, masses took to the streets to protest. School teachers, public hospital medical staff and government officials all joined the protest Ranks.

The Myanmar military coup has aroused strong dissatisfaction among the civil community. The people launched the “Myanmar Civil Disobedience Movement” (Myanmar Civil Disobedience Movement), calling on medical staff to strike to protest the military’s seizure of power. Burmese people are also connecting online. Starting from the 2nd, they knocked pots and pans at their door or balcony almost every night, making noises to express their dissatisfaction with the military coup.

In the first street protest after the coup in Mandalay, the second largest city on the 4th, about 20 protesters shouted “We don’t want this regime! Release all the leaders! Stop military rule!”

In order to prevent mass gatherings of people, the military government has been cutting off the Internet and even shutting down social media in the past few days, but it still cannot stop the people’s anger.

From the 6th to today, there have been large-scale street protests in Yangon, the largest city, for 3 consecutive days. Yesterday, tens of thousands of people took to the streets, setting a record since 2007. The capital Naypyidaw and Wacheng also saw protests today. In the crowd, Nay Pyi Taw police dispatched water cannon trucks to drive away the protest crowd.

The independent English-language media “Myanmar Now” (Myanmar Now) stated on Twitter that lawyers, public hospital medical staff, school teachers, and government civil servants have all joined the protest. Civil servants of the Investment and Company Administration (DICA) issued a joint statement. , They will strike until the regime returns to the democratically elected government.

There were not only protests in big cities, but the English-language media “Frontier Myanmar” (Frontier Myanmar) said on Twitter that the protests had spread throughout Myanmar. For example, in the western Chin state (Mindat), about 5,000 people gathered to protest. In the military coup, there were protests in Loikaw, the capital of Kayah in the southeast, and Dawei, the capital of Tanintharyi Province.

The Myanmar military launched a coup against the elected government of the ruling party “National League for Democracy” on the grounds of “election fraud” on the 1st of this month, including President Win Myint and the actual leader Aung San Suu Kyi ( Aung San Suu Kyi), including many senior leaders of the ruling party, were arrested by the military.

The military later announced that the country had entered a one-year state of emergency. The commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Min Aung Hlaing, took power. The military promised to re-elect after the one-year state of emergency. Handed over to the winning party.



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