The internal turmoil in Myanmar is still fermenting.
On February 6, a large number of people took to the streets of Yangon to protest against the military’s “coup” and demand the release of state senior government Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and others.
Reuters said that this was the largest protest since the 1st.
The Myanmar military dispatched a large number of military police to control the situation. In addition to blocking the nearby roads, it also sent water cannon trucks to garrison the scene.
Although there were many confrontations between demonstrators and military police at the scene, the demonstrators did not clash with the police for the time being.
In addition, the Myanmar military carried out a second round of nationwide disconnection.
Local media reported that the network services provided by local telecommunications and network operators in Myanmar have been interrupted one after another.
On February 6, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Myanmar’s major cities to condemn the Myanmar military for detaining Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders this week.
In Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, protesters are in high spirits, with three fingers saluting, shouting the slogan “Military Dictator Failure” in the streets, and holding up banners of “Oppose Military Dictatorship” or Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s photos.
Protesters drove to the streets of Yangon to sound their horns.
In the evening, rumors of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release triggered a noisy street celebration in Myanmar, with residents cheering and setting off firecrackers.
However, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer denied that she had been released and told Reuters that she was still in detention.
Protesters told Reuters that the protests in Yangon will continue on Sunday (7th).
One person who declined to be named said: “We will protest tomorrow. If they arrest someone, we will huddle in in groups and fill the truck (of the police).
In Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city, and Naypyidaw, the military-built capital, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets and shouted the “anti-coup slogan” to demand the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Most of the residents of Naypyidaw are civil servants of the Myanmar government.
In the face of the protests, the Myanmar military dispatched a large number of military and police to control the situation. In addition to blocking the nearby roads, it also sent water cannon trucks to garrison the scene.
In Yangon, although there were many confrontations between demonstrators and military police at the scene, there was no clash between the demonstrators and the police for the time being, and there was no large-scale arrest.
In the face of the protests sweeping the country, the Myanmar military once again launched a nationwide network. Reuters quoted NetBlocks, a body that monitors the operation of the global Internet, as saying that Myanmar fell into a new round of nationwide “outages” on the 6th.
Starting at 10 a.m. on the 6th, Myanmar is “in the process of a second nationwide disconnection”.
Myanmar’s Golden Phoenix Newspaper reported on the 6th that the network services provided by Myanmar’s local telecommunications and network operators have been interrupted one after another.
As of 12 a.m. Myanmar time, the network services provided by local telecommunications operators MPT, Ooredoo, Telenor, Mytel and network operators have been interrupted one after another. Sources said that the disconnection will last for about 2-3 days.
Myanmar’s military ordered on the 4th to allow telecom operators to temporarily block social media Facebook services until February 7.
In addition to Facebook, the military has cut off Twitter and Instagram and restricted TV programs.
Telenor ASA, a Norwegian mobile network provider, said that Myanmar authorities have ordered all mobile operators to temporarily shut down the data network, but voice and text messaging services are still open.
Myanmar’s military junta did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters reporters.