Coup in Myanmar: Small protests after troops deployed

16th Feb, 2021

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2 hurt as police fire rubber bullets in Mandalay; Suu Kyi’s detention extended


Protesters in Myanmar kept up demands yesterday for the release of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an end to military rule despite the deployment of armoured vehicles and more soldiers on the streets. Suu Kyi, detained since a February 1 coup against her elected government, had been expected to face a court in connection with charges of illegally importing six walkie-talkie radios, but a judge said her remand lasted until Wednesday, her lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw, said.

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