Myanmar Military Coup: Nationwide Strike began despite threats from Military

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Burmese people have begun a nationwide general strike in Myanmar despite the threat of violence from the military, road blockades, and overnight arrests.

At least three people have been killed after violence in Myanmar over the weekend as the protesters continue to gather in the capital Naypyidaw for the funeral of 20-year old Mya Thwate Thwate Khaingm who died on Friday, from her injuries after being shot in the head on January 9.

The United States warned Myanmar about taking "firm action" against the military if it continues to crack down on its citizens.

World bodies have called out the action of the Myanmar Military and the violence caused by the army and the police on the order of Junta as unacceptable.

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the violence saying. “The United States will continue to take firm action against those who perpetrate violence against the people of Burma as they demand the restoration of their democratically elected government,” on Twitter.

The protesters plan a nationwide general strike over the country to close all the essential services on the potentially biggest day of protest since the seizure of power. Local media reports say millions of people could be turning out for what is being called as "Five Twos(22222)" revolution.

More arrests have been made by the military for condemning the coup. AlJazeera reports more than 640 people being arrested so far since the coup of which 594 are still in detention.

The Internet has been shut down on the night and the internet disruption has dropped to 13 percent of the usual level at 1 am on Monday,

Publish : 2021-02-22 10:23:00

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