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MILITARY COUP NEWS

Myanmar ambassador to London locked out of embassy after breaking with military

April 08, 2021 11:28 am

Last month, ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn had called for the release of Suu Kyi and ousted President Win Myint, drawing praise for his "courage" from British foreign minister Dominic Raab.

Myanmar protesters urge 'guerrilla strikes' as internet blackout widens

April 02, 2021 1:01 pm

Late on Thursday, protesters spread a call for a "flower strike" at bus stops where demonstrators killed by security forces had departed on their last journeys.

Attack by Myanmar's Kachin minority signals deepening crisis

March 31, 2021 6:16 pm

Leaders of the protest movement against the military's February 1 ouster of the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi have been seeking an alliance with the ethnic minorities' armed groups to boost pressure on the junta.

Myanmar protests: Death toll passes 500

March 30, 2021 3:07 pm

Activists in Yangon have launched a "garbage strike" while armed rebel groups have demanded the military stop the bloodshed or face retaliation.

‘I will die protecting my country’: In Myanmar, a new resistance rises

March 25, 2021 11:08 am

After weeks of peaceful protests, the frontline of Myanmar’s resistance to the February 1 coup is mobilizing into a kind of guerrilla force. In the forests, they are training in basic warfare techniques and plotting to sabotage military-linked facilities.

Myanmar releases hundreds of post-coup prisoners

March 24, 2021 4:04 pm

Most of them were students previously held at police stations and prisons, reported the news portal Myanmar Now.

Myanmar: Security forces kill 8 protesters — local reports

March 19, 2021 3:23 pm

Witnesses say security forces have opened fire on demonstrators in the town of Aungban. People have been taking to the street since a military coup at the beginning of February.

Myanmar protests: UK tells citizens to flee

March 12, 2021 3:44 pm

The UK Foreign Office said Britons should leave Myanmar because of escalating violence unless there was an urgent need to stay. The UK says anyone who cannot leave the country is advised to stay indoors and safe, avoiding crowds if they do need to leave home for essential reasons.

Myanmar army using battle tactics against protests - Amnesty

March 11, 2021 9:54 am

Amnesty International accused the army of using weapons suitable for the battlefield to kill protesters. It said they were in the hands of units accused by rights groups of years of atrocities against minority ethnic groups, including Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar police target striking railroad workers in raids

March 10, 2021 5:33 pm

The raid comes just days after several Myanmar unions, including the Myanmar Railway Worker's Union Federation, issued a joint call for a nationwide work stoppage.