Tens Of Thousands Of Protestors Are Again Protesting Against The Junta In Myanmar
2021-02-17 | by CusiGO
Instead of calming down as it hoped, Myanmar’s military government made the opposite effect after its first public appearance since the coup on February 1. They announced the holding of elections – there was no fixed date, the leaders of the democratically elected government were detained – and insisted that their actions were not like this, but legal actions to maintain the stability of the country, which led tens of thousands of people to take to the streets of Myanmar’s major cities, There have been more massive democratic protests in recent days.
“Let’s move forward together. “Let’s unite against the coup, which has destroyed the future of our youth,” Kyi toe, a NLD spokesman, said on Facebook. The Nobel Peace Prize has been shelved since the military overthrew the government on the same day the new parliament was established. Police announced on Tuesday that they would file new charges against Aung San Suu Kyi, this time for alleged violations of rules against covid-19 during the election campaign. Two weeks ago, she was accused of illegally owning a walkie talkie, violating import and export laws. In general, the maximum penalty for these two offences is six years’ imprisonment.
The new military government harassed the de facto Burmese civilian government leaders with what many consider to be untrustworthy and groundless charges, which aroused the anger of the Burmese people after the National League for Democracy (NLD) swept 83% of the seats in November. “We have only one goal, democracy! “We have to fight for our generation and the coming generation,” said aye Myat, from Yangon, the country’s largest city, near sur pagoda. It is estimated that tens of thousands of people took to the streets on Wednesday.
The pagoda is a landmark in Yangon because it was a key site for the 2007 protests, mainly initiated by Buddhist monks whose robes were known as the Saffron Revolution and were eventually violently suppressed by the armed forces.
Even this ominous sight does not seem to stop the protestors. The military’s tactics to contain the daily protests that have taken place for 12 days have been futile; there has been no sporadic cut-off of telecommunications, no deployment of armed vehicles in the streets, and no use of rubber bullets or tear gas to attack crowds, as they did in Mandalay on Monday, The second largest city in the country has taken effect. At present, in addition to the drop in the number of participants in the past few days, the intention to go on the street is still intact.
“We will fight to the end and end the military dictatorship! Aye Myat, 22, added. “People were thrown into the street because of the nonsense they heard at the military press conference yesterday,” he said Another protest took place in Mandalay and other cities in the country on Wednesday.
At its first news conference after the coup on Tuesday, the military government denied the claim, saying it was a “legitimate movement” as envisaged in the 2008 constitution drafted by the military government at the time. However, the terms mentioned by the military only gave the then president Wen Min the power to declare a state of emergency of the junta under certain circumstances. Minter was stopped by the uniform. General Zaw min Tun, a spokesman for the junta, pledged that the election would be held as soon as possible without disclosing the date or details.
Tom Andrews, the U.N. special envoy on Myanmar, said he was worried that the situation could get out of control because of the alleged transfer of troops from other provinces to major cities. “In the past, the actions of these forces were a precursor to mass murder, disappearances and arrests,” he stressed in a statement. “I fear that the combination of these two factors (mass protests and mobilization of the army) will lead to more serious crimes against the people of Myanmar,” he added. Some violent scenes in the protests, such as the incident in Mandalay on Monday or a week ago, put a student in a critical state, plus the night raids and arrests used in the past crackdown.
The junta’s strategy, led by general min angliang, ended the democratic transition that began in 2011 half a century after the junta (1962-2011). In addition to the protests, there was a civil disobedience movement led by officials opposed to the coup, which paralyzed some basic services.
The protestors also criticized neighboring China, Myanmar’s only ally during the former junta’s rule, for their guilt of supporting the military to overthrow Aung San Suu Kyi’s government. In recent days, some activists have launched a boycott of Chinese products and accused the Chinese government of advising the military that they plan to pass a new cyber security law and install a copy of the digital “Great Wall” to censor Internet content. On Tuesday, the military government denied that.