Thursday 4 February 2021 - 09:10

Anti-Coup Protest in Myanmar's Second City

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Anti-Coup Protest in Myanmar
Video on Facebook showed around 20 people outside Mandalay Medical University. One banner read “People protest against military coup”.

“Our arrested leaders, release now, release now,” the protesters chanted, Reuters reported.

Myanmar’s army seized power on Monday, overthrowing popular elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is detained and now faces possible charges for import infringements over the alleged possession of six unauthorized walkie-talkies.

Previous Myanmar juntas had a history of bloody suppression of street protests.