Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Myanmar: Army threatens to use force if a general strike breaks out | Event


Associated AP said the coalition of organizations for social activities in Myanmar (CDM) has issued a notice calling on people to strike the whole country to protest against the military government on February 22 (local time).

Specifically, the notice calls for factories, businesses and administrative agencies to close simultaneously on February 22 to support the protesters on the streets across the country for the past two weeks.

Myanmar people took to the streets to protest in Mandalay City on February 21. Photo: REUTERS

In response to the above information, Myanmar state television station MRTV immediately published a notice from the military authorities warning protesters to stop all acts of resistance if they did not want to suffer “severe consequences”.

“It is reported that riot protesters will incite demonstrations, go on strike on February 22. These people are pushing immature young people into a path where they can have devastating consequences. , even loss of network “- warning message.

The military government also claimed to have cut off the Internet and phone lines from midday on February 22 until evening. Many social media users in Myanmar also claimed to see the army erecting barriers and bunkers on the streets of the capital Naypyitaw to prepare for the general strike.

Notably, the announcement also mentioned a paragraph about the three protesters who were killed by police bullets last time. Specifically, the announcement confirmed that the protest movement was becoming extreme and violent, so the police were forced to open fire in self-defense.

However, according to international media observations, most of the demonstrations in Myanmar in recent times have been relatively peaceful, people almost never actively escalated the conflict with the police.

In a related development, about 30,000 people on February 21 were present at the Naypyitaw capital hospital to see off Mya Thwe Thwe Kahing, one of three people who died from a police bullet, to the Gwe cemetery. Gyi buried. In other big cities, people who could not attend also took to the streets to march their condolences.

Myanmar: Inner turn, external tension
Myanmar: Inner turn, external tension

(PLO) – A series of countries voiced major concerns in Myanmar.





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