Anti-coup protesters back on Myanmar streets



Demonstrators in Myanmar are back on the streets with more intensity a day after the UN special envoy for the country called for urgent Security Council action.

The rise in the violence against protesters across the country has put pressure on the world community to restrain the junta.

The protesters in the biggest cities of Yangon and Mandalay and elsewhere came face to face again with security forces on Friday, and gunfire was heard.

Meanwhile, the US State Department informed that the government had taken necessary action to prevent Myanmar’s military from inappropriately accessing more than $1 billion in Myanmar government funds held in the United States.

YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military in violation of its guidelines.

People have captured many cases of targeted brutality by security forces in the streets in photos and videos that have circulated widely on social media.

The US called the images appalling.

However, there is even greater concern about military forces.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations also urged Myanmar to stop violence and start dialogues for a peaceful solution.

Officials from India informed that Assam Rifles personnel had been deployed along the Mizoram-Myanmar border to ensure that there is no illegal infiltration.

According to a senior official in the state government, the government has issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the identification of migrants and refugees entering Mizoram from Myanmar in connection with the military coup.

The military had seized power on February 1, 2021, arresting the country’s elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other members of her government.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)

ALSO READ: Military coup in Myanmar forces 20 people to cross over to Mizoram