Myanmar protest: Police launches overnight crackdown near Yangon city

Myanmar police launched an overnight crackdown in the neighbourhood of Yongan city. They tried to break up a protest against a military officer in the neighbourhood.

The World Bank meanwhile said that they couldn’t process Myanmar’s request for funds that were asked from it after the February 1 coup. The military had detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and many others in her party after claiming the elections held last year that brought her to power was rigged. Since then many people have been protesting against the military. The police fired tear gas in Tamwe, a neighbouring region of Yangon, to disperse the protestors. Some people live-streamed the video of this happening.

People supporting Aung San Suu Kyi said they will protest again on Friday at Tamwe. The army claims their staging of a coup was in compliance with the constitution as fraud was committed in the November 8 elections last year.

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