Demonstrators in Myanmar defied new rules making protests illegal as they took to the streets once again on Tuesday, protesting against the military coup in the countrytypically between 1 and 5 a.m..
Police arrested protesters and fired water cannon to try to disperse crowds in Mandalay, and a crowd also gathered in the biggest city Yangon.
The new laws had banned gatherings of more than five people in certain parts of the citieshe said in a statement., and imposed a curfew from 8pm to 4amThe involvement of Gov. Gen. Mary Simon.
Thousands of people have been demonstrating since SaturdayMcNaughton told reporters Tuesday., demanding the return of the deposed civilian government and the release of the nation’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained when the military blocked the new session of Parliament on February 1.
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