Myanmar anti-coup protesters shun new year celebrations amid junta crackdown – National

Opponents of military rule in Myanmar canceled traditional new year festivities on Tuesday and instead showed their anger at a Feb. 1 coup through silent displays of defiance and small protests across the country. The five-day New Year holiday, known as Thingyan, is usually celebrated with prayers, ritual cleaning of Buddha images in temples […]

Police fire tear gas at protesters angry over officer’s killing of Black Minnesota man – National

Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse angry protesters after an officer fatally shot a Black man about 16 km from where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis last May, a Reuters witness said. About 100 people, some visibly upset and one carrying a sign demanding “Justice for George Floyd,” confronted police in […]

Myanmar security forces kill 82 pro-democracy protesters in single day: reports – National

At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports Saturday from independent local media and an organization that keeps track of casualties since the February coup. Friday’s death toll in Bago was the biggest one-day total for a single city since […]

Myanmar protesters continue to defy military junta amid increased internet curbs – National

Demonstrators in Myanmar held protests demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi government on Monday and called for more coordinated nationwide dissent, defying the military’s moves to suppress attempts to rally opposition to its two-month rule. Six people were killed at the weekend, according to activists, as police and soldiers used force to […]

Myanmar protesters should learn from past deaths to avoid same fate, junta warns – National

The leader of Myanmar’s ruling junta said on Saturday the military will protect the people and strive for democracy, as protesters called for a huge show of defiance against last month’s coup despite chilling warnings they risked being shot. After presiding over a military parade in the capital Naypyitaw to mark Armed Forces Day, […]

Police in Thailand use rubber bullets, tear gas against pro-democracy protesters – National

Scores of people were injured and arrested in the Thai capital after police used water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets Saturday night to break up a rally by pro-democracy protesters calling for the release of detained activists, constitutional changes and reform of the nation’s monarchy. The rally outside Bangkok’s Grand Palace was a […]

Myanmar protesters voice defiance against military coup with overnight vigils – National

Opponents of Myanmar’s military rule, many in small towns across the country, staged candle-lit protests on Saturday night and into Sunday in defiance of crackdowns by the security forces and the killing of nearly 250 people since the Feb. 1 coup. The violent suppression has drawn the condemnation of Western governments and increasingly the […]

International pressure on Myanmar military grows as more anti-coup protesters killed – National

Opponents of Myanmar’s coup protested again on Saturday as international pressure on the military junta to halt its repression of pro-democracy supporters increased, with Asian neighbors joining Western countries in condemning lethal force. Two people were killed when soldiers opened fire overnight in the northern ruby-mining town of Mogok, the Myanmar Now news portal […]

Myanmar coup opponents defy curfew, hold funerals for slain protesters – National

The families of dozens of people killed in clashes between Myanmar security forces and anti-coup protesters prepared to hold funerals on Tuesday after candle-lit vigils overnight in defiance of a curfew. Security forces shot dead at least 20 people on Monday after 74 were killed a day earlier, including many in a suburb of […]

More Myanmar anti-coup protesters killed as countries vow to restore democracy – National

At least two people were killed in police firing in Myanmar overnight, domestic media reported, as activists called for more anti-coup protests on the death anniversary of a student whose killing in 1988 sparked an uprising against the government. Saturday’s calls for protests came as the leaders of the United States, India, Australia and […]