ASEAN calls summit on Myanmar crisis as EU imposes sanctions
April 20, 2021
YANGON (Reuters) – Southeast Asian countries will discuss the crisis in Myanmar at a summit in Jakarta on Saturday, the ASEAN bloc's secretariat said on Tuesday, after the European Union imposed its toughest sanctions yet on the junta that seized power there on Feb. 1.
April 11, 2021
Myanmar security forces with rifle grenades kill over 80 protesters
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in a town near Yangon on Friday, killing more than 80 people, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said.
April 8, 2021
Eleven killed as Myanmar protesters fight troops with handmade guns, firebombs
YANGON (Reuters) - Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar fought back with handmade guns and firebombs against a crackdown by security forces in a town in the northwest but at least 11 of the protesters were killed, domestic media reported on Thursday.
April 8, 2021
Myanmar activists hold shoe protests; another celebrity detained
(Reuters) - Myanmar security forces on Thursday arrested Paing Takhon, a model and actor who had spoken out against the coup, his sister told Reuters, as activists placed shoes filled with flowers in parts of Yangon to commemorate dead protesters.
April 5, 2021
Myanmar protesters defy military as internet curbs test resolve
(Reuters) - Demonstrators in Myanmar held protests demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi government on Monday and called for more coordinated nationwide dissent, defying the military’s moves to suppress attempts to rally opposition to its two-month rule.
April 4, 2021
Myanmar protesters take up Easter eggs; junta hunts celebrities
YANGON (Reuters) - Opponents of military rule in Myanmar made the Easter egg a symbol of defiance on Sunday, posting pictures of eggs with slogans after a night of candle-lit vigils across the country to remember those killed since the Feb. 1 coup.
April 3, 2021
Five killed in Myanmar protests as junta cracks down on online critics
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar security forces opened fire on pro-democracy protests on Saturday killing five people, a protester and media said, as the military reinforced its bid to end dissent with arrest warrants for online critics and internet blocks.