Thousands of anti-coup demonstrators returned to the streets of Myanmar on Saturday to protest the return to military rule. Demonstrators have been holding protests ever since a February 1 putsch ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi from power. They rallied nationwide on Saturday despite security forces using increasingly brutal force against them. More than 50 people have been killed since the coup. The bloodiest day was on Wednesday with a death toll of at least 38, according to the United Nations. Watch video 01:48 Share Violent crackdown in Myanmar Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3qIQ7 Myanmar: Deaths, detentions fail to quash protests Latest developments in Myanmar People held demonstrations across the country from northern Lashio to central Loikaw city. In Myanmar’s commercial hub and largest city, Yangon, many demonstrators gathered around San Chaung. The once-buzzing township with cafes, restaurants and bars has emerged as a hotspot for unrest. Protesters built roadblocks with sandbags, but the police and armed security forces broke up the morning demonstrations using tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets. Local reporter Naw Betty Han at Frontier Myanmar Magazine tweeted images of police burning roadblocks. In the firing line… Read full this story
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