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In Myanmar, the protests never stop

Thousands of people on Mondays They showed In many Myanmar cities protesting the military coup that led to the arrest Aung San Suu Kyi, The country’s main political leader, and most of its government members.

Protest in Yangon on February 7 (AP Photo)

The protests began on February 2, the day after the military council’s coup led by the general. Main Aung Healing She took hold of it, but they got a little more intense over the weekend. It is estimated that the demonstrations were on Sunday the biggest In Myanmar since 2007, when a series of anti-government protests led and inspired by Buddhist monks – the so-called “Saffron Revolution” – was violently suppressed and dozens of people were killed.

Monday’s protests were mainly concentrated in three cities: Yangon and Mandalay, the largest in the country, and Naypyidaw, the capital and center of military power. Although the protests were peaceful, police in Naypyidaw used water cannons to stop the demonstrators. At the moment, it is not known for certain how many people are infected.

The main feature of the protests these days is that the protesters are starting to wear red, which is the color of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. Many red flags and banners were also seen, and chants were heard against the military council.

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Moreover, the protesters adopted the three days of salutations as a symbol inspired by the film’s saga hunger Games has become Very well known During protests in recent years across Southeast Asia.

Also read: Who is Aung San Suu Kyi

Protests in Yangon on February 8th (AP Photo)

The protests involved very different segments of Burmese society. In fact, doctors, nurses, teachers and students have been demonstrating for days, and on Monday, dozens of Buddhist monks protested in Yangon as well, who marched carrying the Buddhist flag and the National League for Democracy. There was also a call from the leaders of the Democratic Movement on Monday for all workers to strike.

Between Saturday and Sunday, in an effort to curb the protests, the military council had Block social networks first Hence a lot of internet connection, but according to NetBlocks starting at noon on Sunday Connection It was gradually restored.

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