Demonstrations in Rangoon, the country’s largest city, and Mandalay again challenged military rule on Friday.
Protests also erupted in the capital, Naypyitaw, Magwi and Hakka, according to information on social media.
Thus the protests have continued with almost undiminished force since the February 1 coup, despite the occasional backlash by the military regime.
Witnesses told Reuters that at least one person was injured in Rangoon and police fired shots in the air to terrorize protesters.
Many demonstrators sat during the protest chanting pro-democracy slogans.
Riot forces erupted in the past Show some restraint in Rangoon, count on roadblocks and the like. But Friday’s development could indicate that the junta has ordered a stronger fist.
Reportedly, several people have been arrested, one of whom is an independent Japanese journalist who was later released.
Previously, the country’s ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been placed under house arrest. This week, she was transferred from house arrest in the capital, Naypyitaw, to an unknown location, according to sources within the National Democratic Union Party.
The information is re-listed by one of her attorneys, Khin Maung Zhao, who, however, is unable to confirm the information. He says he was not given the opportunity to meet Aung San Suu Kyi before the trial, which was scheduled to take place on March 1.
Aung San Suu Kyi and others Other prominent politicians of the ruling National League for Democracy party were imprisoned in that coup. The military claims to have seized power in the run-up to the November 8 parliamentary elections in Myanmar, which international election observers doubt.
UN envoy Christine Schranner Burgener urged the outside world not to recognize the Myanmar army as the country’s leader, and that the international community should send a “clear signal to support democracy.” It was invited in the United Nations General Assembly with the full 193 member states.