Protesters over military rule in Myanmar dispersed with bullets
Protesters over the military power in Myanmar were dispersed with bullets. Writes about it Al Jazeera.
It is noted that during the protests on February 14, security forces opened fire on protesters in the city of Myitkyina. On videos shared on Twitter, shots are heard, people in the frames scatter in panic. It is not yet known whether anyone was wounded and with what bullets the military fired: rubber or gun cartridges.
In addition, tanks and other heavy military equipment were introduced into the country's large cities. The Internet in Myanmar was turned off for the whole night.
On February 1, a coup d'état took place in Myanmar. The military did not agree with the outcome of the fall elections, in which the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party won a decisive victory. The military announced the dissolution of the government and detained the President of Myanmar, Vin Myin, and the leader of the party, Aung San Suu Kyi, who holds the post of state adviser and foreign minister.
A state of emergency was introduced in the country for a period of one year. Upon completion, the army promised to organize new elections, after which power will be transferred to a new government. In addition, the military promised to deal with falsifications in the last parliamentary elections. In the meantime, all power has passed into the hands of the commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces, Min Aun Hlain.