Crackdown Looms As Myanmar Military Warns Anti-Coup Protesters

By The Irrawaddy 8 February 2021

Yangon –Myanmar’s military regime has warned anti-coup protesters on Monday afternoon that legal measures will be taken to prevent any offenses harming the stability of the state, public safety or the rule of law.

State-owned television and the military’s True News Information carried the warning on Monday at noon after thousands of citizens have taken to the streets to protest peacefully against the coup.

The statement said violations disturb other people’s rights and that democracy will break without discipline.

Since Feb. 3, thousands of government staff have gone on strike in a civil disobedience movement against military rule.

Citizens have honked car horns and banged pots and pans at 8pm every night across the country with the movement gaining momentum.

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