The internet is said to be disrupted in large parts of the country, but the government’s attempt to curb the protests has not silenced critics. Demonstrations have also been reported from Mandalay and the port city of Molamin.
Protesters in Rangoon carried red balloons to symbolize the National League for Democracy party led by Aung San Suu Kyi and chanted, “We don’t want military dictatorship, we want democracy.”
And in the town of Bayatonzo, Karen state, hundreds of protesters gathered on Saturday night outside the police station, where leaders of the League for Democracy are believed to be held. Protesters stayed outside the police headquarters all night and Sunday morning.
Also on Saturday, tens of thousands took part in anti-junta demonstrations. In many places, the sounds of strikes were heard in pots and pans, which is traditionally associated with the elimination of evil.
That sound echoed through the country since early Sunday morning.
Earlier this week, the military arrested and placed several civilian leaders under house arrest, including Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.
Aung San Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since the coup, but according to a spokesperson for her party, she is under house arrest and is doing well under the circumstances.