Protests in Myanmar escalate

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Nationwide protests against the military takeover are expanding. Two people were killed in clashes at the weekend. US Secretary of State Blinken condemned actions by the military

Three weeks after the seizure of power, the junta in Myanmar failed to contain the daily protests and the movement of civil disobedience. Most shops in the country were closed on Monday as part of a general strike. “Everyone is joining in,” said San San Maw, 46, at Hledan Junction in the capital, Yangon.  The  intersection has become a starting point for the peaceful rallies.

However, media owned by the military warned of further actions on Monday. “© www.de24.news

 The  protesters are now inciting people – especially the emotional teenagers and young people – to take a confrontational course where they will lose their lives,” said state television MRTV.

Protester Htet Htet Hlaing, 22, said she was scared and prayed before joining the protests on Monday. But she would not be discouraged. “We don’t want the junta, we want democracy. We want to create our own future,” she said. “My mother didn’t stop me from going out on the street, she just said ‘take care’.” City residents reported that the roads to some embassies, including the US embassy, ​​were blocked. Demonstrators often gathered in front of the diplomatic missions to demand foreign intervention. Two people were killed in the protests over the weekend.

West condemns coup

Several Western countries have condemned the coup and the violence against demonstrators. © www.de24.news

 The  military dismissed this as blatant interference in Myanmar’s internal affairs. © www.de24.news

 The  authorities are currently exercising “extreme restraint,” said the Foreign Ministry.

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 The  military overthrew the government on February 1 and arrested the de facto Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi. On that day, the parliament newly elected in November should have met for its first session. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NDL) party won the election by a large margin, but the military speaks of fraud.

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 The  protesters are calling for Suu Kyi to be reinstated. © www.de24.news

 The y also want to overturn the 2008 constitution, in which the military is assigned a formative role in politics. © www.de24.news

 The  army stayed in continuously until 2011 Myanmar ruled.

(Reuters)





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