Thousands rally in Yangon against Myanmar coup

News Desk:

YANGON, Feb 7, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – Thousands rallied against the Myanmar coup
in Yangon Sunday, as an internet blackout failed to quash outrage over the
military’s power grab from elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

It was the second straight day of demonstrations in Myanmar’s largest city.

Many were dressed in the signature red of Suu Kyi’s political party, the
National League for Democracy.

“We will move forward and keep demanding until we get democracy. Down with
the military dictatorship,” one of the protesters, Myo Win, 37, told AFP.

Other protesters carried banners that read: “We do not want military
dictatorship.”

As they marched and chanted, many protesters flashed the three-finger
salute borrowed from Thailand’s pro-democracy movement.

Police trucks had been deployed on the scene, near Yangon University, and
there were riot officers nearby.

“Military dictatorship is rooted in our country for a long time,” another
protester, Myat Soe Kyaw, 27, told AFP.

“We must stand against it.”

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