MYANMAR’S MILITARY JUNTA ISSUES ARREST WARRANTS AGAINST SIX CELEBRITIES FOR ENCOURAGINFG STRIKES.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 19, 2021
Myanmar’s military junta has issued arrest warrants against six celebrities for encouraging strikes that have paralyzed many government offices in protests against this month’s coup, with total arrests since then now nearing five hundred.
A witness said thousands of chanting protesters gathered today at a busy intersection near the main University in Yangon the country’s largest city.
Students were also due to gather in a different part of the city to protest against the February first, 2021 coup and detention of elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
The street marches have been more peaceful than bloody suppressed demonstrations in the previous half century of army rule but they and the civil disobedience movement have had a crippling effect on much official business.
Despite junta appeals for civil servants to return to work and threats of actions if they do not there has been no sign of the strikes easing.