Myanmar protests in pictures: Thousands defy junta’s lethal warning of “loss of life” and continue to oppose military coup

Myanmar protests
Anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after junta threat

Several thousand anti-coup protesters are still out on the roads and demonstrating against the military despite the establishment declaring that clash could cost lives. Protests are in its 3rd week since the democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was detained by the military as it swept to power in a coup on Feb. 1. Also Read: Myanmar protests in pictures: UK sanctions three military generals for human rights violations

Military warned the protestors after three people were shot over the weekend after security opened fired. On Sunday night, army warned protesters and said, “Protesters are now inciting the people, especially emotional teenagers and youths, to a confrontation path where they will suffer the loss of life.” Later, Facebook said it took down pages of Myanmar state-run MRTV television. Also Read: Myanmar protests in pictures: Aung San Suu Kyi slapped with new charge even as demonstrations intensify

This statement on Feb 22 was issued on military-run state TV news – MRTV.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Mandalay joined the nationwide general strike against the military coup. (Pictures below) Also Read: Myanmar protests: Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention extended by two days, police fire rubber bullets in Mandalay

Meanwhile, youngsters in Mawlamyine carried posters and expressed their regrets on Rohingya Crisis. Also Read: Myanmar protests in pictures: Junta introduces draconian law requiring mandatory overnight guest registration

Protesters hold a poster saying “we deeply apologize to Rohingya’s who are under oppression “ during protest in Myanmar. credit: Khin Zaw Myint Facebook post.

In Geneva, UN Secretary-General Guterres called on Myanmar military to “stop the repression immediately, release the prisoners.” Also Read: Myanmar edges closer to Putin’s Russia to avoid frenemy China

Japan chief cabinet secretary also demanded that Junta stop violence. Chief cabinet secretary said that Japan’s government wants Myanmar junta to stop violence against citizens and peaceful protestors. Also Read: Myanmar protests: Night-time arrest of junta critics angers people as anti-coup rallies enter 8th straight day (Images/Videos)

Pathein, capital city of Ayayarwaddy division about 200 KM west of Yangon.

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