Residents of Myanmar no longer have access to Twitter and Instagram. The platforms were blocked by order of the military regime, which drew power to it during the coup d‘état at the beginning of this week.
Previously, Facebook was already made inaccessible. Residents posted reports to express their dissatisfaction with the coup d’état and the arrest of, among others, the Head of Government Aung San Suu Kyi.
After the Facebook blockade, residents continued on Twitter and Instagram. These sites are now being blacked out ‘until further order’, an Internet service provider has been told by the authorities.
Pots and pans
Today, in Yangon, the largest city in the country, hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against the military rulers. They demanded the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other prisoners.
Suu Kyi hasn‘t been seen in public since the coup. As far as we know, she’s grounded. According to police records, she is accused of illegally importing and using wallephones.
In recent days there were noise protests in the country, during which residents were horns and smashing pots and pans. Employees of dozens of hospitals also laid down their work.
Here are images of the protests in Yangon: