(Yangon) Despite internet censorship and continued arrests, several thousand Burmese people protested on Saturday in Yangon, which organized the largest rally since the uprising against Aung San Suu Kyi.
The latest arrest so far is the arrest of former 75-year-old Australian leader Sean Turnell’s financial adviser at his hotel on Saturday.
“I’m currently being held and charged with something,” a Macquarie University professor in Australia told the BBC.
This is the first time a foreign national has been arrested since Putz.
In Yangon, tens of thousands of people, many of them young men, wearing masks, scarves and red bracelets in the colors of the National League for Democracy (LND) in the Ang Party, marched near a university in the financial capital.
“Down with military dictatorship,” protesters salute NLD flags with three fingers, a sign of resistance borrowed from American films Appetite games.
No altercation was reported at the party, and no motive has been identified for the killings. The protest ended after dark, with protesters vowing to return to the streets on Sunday.
In Mandalay (center), about 2,000 people also demonstrated, according to AFP journalists on the spot.
First contact with the UN
Protests are coming as censorship continues, and under the supervision of netblocks, the country is facing significant internet shutdowns.
Norwegian telecommunications group Telenor said authorities had ordered a “temporary ban” on mobile data, citing “misinformation and risks to the country’s stability.”
Access to Facebook, the main communication tool for millions of Burmese, Twitter and Instagram, has also been severely restricted.
Objective: Trying to silence the protest, the hashtags #WeNeedDemocracy, #HeartheVoiceofMyanmar and #Freedomfromfear have been used millions of times on social networks.
Burmese have found themselves in a “state of absolute uncertainty”, according to Amnesty International’s Ming Yu Ha.
These events are at the heart of the international agenda, and Kristin Schrర్ner, UN special envoy for Burma, had an early relationship with the Burgner military.
She “made our position clear”: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an end to the uprising and the release of detainees.
According to the newspaper, an online meeting was also held between Burmese officials and several diplomats and foreign embassies. Global New Light of Birmani, Government-owned.
“The government understands the concerns of the international community,” International Co-operation Minister Ko Ko Hling told a news conference.
“Drive away the monsters”
Despite fears of retaliation, in a country accustomed to bloody repression by 1988 and 2007, hundreds of teachers and students had already staged demonstrations in Yangon on Friday, and city dwellers were once again honored and beaten on pots and pans. In the evening. “To repel monsters”, military.
To justify his coming to power, Army Chief Min Aung Hling, who has now concentrated his powers on allegations of “enormous” fraud in the November legislative elections, won a landslide victory for the LND.
In fact, Generals feared that their influence would diminish after the victory of Aung San Suu Kyi, who wanted to amend the constitution, which analysts say was too favorable for the military.
These experts believe that Min Aung Hling, who has been deported abroad since the military abused the Rohingya and is nearing retirement, has also ousted her from political ambition.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who was recently criticized by the international community for her inaction in the Rohingya crisis, is adored in her country.
An NLD spokeswoman said she had been charged with violating an ambiguous trade rule and was “under good health” and “under house arrest” in the capital Naypyidaw.