Myanmar Military Arrest More Protesters In Capital of Myanmar

There were at least eight arrests in Yangon’s Tamwe Township on Friday, May 7th, 2021, as hundreds took to the streets in a show of resistance to military rule.
The protesters were arrested at a high-rise building on Byaing Yay Oe Zin Street after they were dispersed by regime forces, a protest leader told the local media.
Around eight protesters were arrested, the protest leader said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The troops told the protesters to come down and then went up to get them.
Hundreds of pro-democracy supporters joined demonstrations in Yangon on May 7, with many gathered around the Tamwe Market to chant anti-military slogans.
According to the protest leader, many young people from Yangon joined the protests, and the organizers were still collecting details of those who were arrested.
Having been absent for weeks due to crackdowns that left countless dead, anti-coup protesters have returned to the streets in many parts of the country since late April, when military chief Min Aung Hlaing traveled to Jakarta for an ASEAN summit on the ongoing crisis.
Although protesters have avoided becoming targets of heavily armed troops, they remain at risk of arrest, the protest leader said, noting that regime forces in plain clothes were closely watching anti-coup activities.
So far, 772 people have been killed for resisting the February 1st military takeover and 3,738 have been arrested, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.
In spite of the ongoing threat of violence and imprisonment, however, many protesters have vowed to continue their efforts to force the regime to restore civilian rule.
According to the protest leader, the movement will take different forms.


%d bloggers like this: