This morning, too, thousands of people went out to the streets in the big cities of Myanmar to protest against the coup d‘état committed by the military last Monday.
The army has steadily increased the number of arrests of opponents of the military junta. At the same time, resistance is increasing: in Yangon, vigilante groups are formed spontaneously, trying to prevent arrests of the protesters.
Last Monday, the army led by juntalleader Min Aung Hlaing seized power in Myanmar. Government leader Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested. She has been the head of a civilian government since 2016. Before that, Myanmar was a military dictatorship for decades.
Today’s demonstrations coincide with the anniversary of General Aung San, the father of Suu Kyi. He won independence from Britain. Some of the protesters have signs of protest with their name or photo on them.