Thousands of people staged a nationwide protest on Sunday in protest against the military coup in Myanmar on February 1 and the release of the country’s premier leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the earliest. Thousands of protesters shouted slogans during the demonstration here, saying, ‘We do not want military dictatorship. We want democracy. ‘ Coupled military officials, however, have not yet commented in this regard. According to media reports, this is the biggest protest in Myanmar since 2007.
Earlier, Myanmar military rulers stopped internet service on Saturday in view of thousands of people attending rallies in protest against the coup in the country, which was resumed on Sunday. The army stopped internet service soon after banning social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram to prevent crowds of people from protesting against the coup.
The social media platform Facebook was banned on Friday. Many users ignored restrictions on social media using virtual private networks (VPNs), but in general the ban seems to have an impact.
Reportedly, a crowd of people joined the protests in Yangon city and raised slogans of ‘military dictatorship failed’ and ‘victory of democracy’. However, a large number of police forces have been deployed to deal with the protesters and all the main routes in the city have been closed.