/ 10 February 2021

Authorities push back in Myanmar

A 4th day of the biggest demonstrations in a decade in the troubled nation has seen police fire rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons at a crowd in the capital Nay Pyi Taw. One woman has been seriously injured, reports say. Military leader Min Aung Hlaing warned no one is above the law as a ban on large public gatherings and night-time curfews were put in place in some of Myanmar’s cities. Demonstrators are turning out in numbers to demand the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior leaders of her National League for Democracy Party after they were detained in last week’s coup. The United Nations condemned the military’s escalation of force.

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