Security forces in Myanmar dramatically escalated their crackdown on demonstrations against last month’s coup, killing at least 33 protesters in several cities on Wednesday, according to accounts on social media and local news reports.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Security forces in Myanmar have shot and killed at least six people, according to local news reports and accounts on social media.
Police in Myanmar have again used tear gas and rubber bullets to violently disperse protesters against last month’s military takeover.
Demonstrators in Myanmar have taken to the streets again to protest against last month’s seizure of power by the military.
The people of Myanmar are demonstrating “huge bravery” in the face of violence from the military regime, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said.
Police in Myanmar’s biggest city fired tear gas as defiant crowds returned to the streets to protest against the military’s seizure of power, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people around the country a day earlier.
The UN said it has received “credible” reports that 18 people were killed and 30 others were injured after security forces in Myanmar opened fire as they sought to break up protests against the military’s seizure of power.
Police in Myanmar have escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early and in force as protesters sought to assemble in the country’s two biggest cities.
Foreign ministers from the G7 nations have condemned the “intimidation and oppression” of protesters in Myanmar following the country’s military coup.
Protesters against the military’s seizure of power in Myanmar have returned to the streets of the country’s biggest city, a day after a call for a general strike closed shops and brought huge numbers out to demonstrate.
Protesters have gathered in Myanmar’s biggest city despite the ruling junta’s threat to use lethal force against people who join a general strike against the military’s takeover three weeks ago.
A call for a Monday general strike by demonstrators in Myanmar protesting against the military’s seizure of power has prompted a thinly veiled threat from the ruling junta to use lethal force, raising the possibility of major clashes.
Protesters gathered all over Myanmar again on Sunday, a day after security forces shot dead two people at a demonstration in the country’s second biggest city.
The Foreign Secretary has condemned the shooting of peaceful protesters in Myanmar as “beyond the pale” after local media reported two were killed by riot police.
The UK has imposed asset freezes and travel bans on three generals in Myanmar’s military regime in response to human rights violations.
Demonstrators against Myanmar’s military takeover returned to the streets on Thursday after a night of armed intimidation by security forces in the country’s second biggest city.
Demonstrators in Myanmar gathered in their largest numbers so far to protest the military’s seizure of power, as a UN human rights expert warned that troops being brought to Yangon and elsewhere could signal the prospect for major violence.
The Prime Minister has branded the latest charges against the ousted leader of Myanmar as “fabricated”, as the UK Government repeated calls for Aung San Suu Kyi to be released.
Police in Myanmar have filed a new charge against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said, which may allow her to be held indefinitely without trial.
Peaceful demonstrations against Myanmar’s military takeover resumed, following violence against protesters a day earlier by security forces and after internet access was blocked for a second straight night.
Security forces in Myanmar have intensified their crackdown against anti-coup protesters.
Sightings of armoured personnel carriers in Myanmar’s biggest city and leaked orders of an impending internet shutdown raised political tensions, after vast numbers of people around the country flouted orders against demonstrations to protest the military’s seizure of power.
Vast numbers of people all over Myanmar have flouted orders against demonstrations to march again in protest against the military takeover that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Mass street demonstrations in Myanmar have entered a second week with neither protesters nor the military government showing any signs of backing off from confrontations.
The UN’s top human rights body has opened an urgent session to discuss the military coup in Myanmar, with calls for the release of people “arbitrarily detained” — including civilian government leader Aung San Suu Kyi — and more action by United Nations officials to increase scrutiny of the country.
Myanmar’s coup leader used the country’s Union Day holiday to call on people to work with the military if they want democracy.
The Biden administration in the US has announced that new sanctions against Myanmar will target the country’s top military officials who ordered this month’s coup in the Southeast Asian country.
A growing number of governments are curbing diplomatic ties with Myanmar and increasing economic pressure over the coup that has erased the fragile democratic progress in the long-oppressed nation.
Crowds demonstrating against the military takeover in Myanmar have defied a ban on protests, even after security forces ratcheted up the use of force against them and raided the headquarters of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party.
The leader of the coup in Myanmar has said a new election will be held as promised in a year and that the military will hand over power to the winners.