At least four more protestors have been killed in different cities by the security forces, bringing the death toll to more than 70 since widespread protests began in the aftermath of last month's coup.
Nine labour organisations have called on "all Myanmar people" to stop work in an effort to reverse the seizure of power by the military, which overthrew the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.
United Nations Security Council meets to discuss Myanmar crisis as pro-democracy activists hold fresh demonstrations against the military coup.
Police fire at several places with at least 38 people reported dead, a day after diplomats of Southeast Asian nations failed to unite behind a call for the military to release ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
UN human rights official says there is “credible information” of at least 18 people killed and 30 wounded on Sunday, making it the highest single-day death toll among demonstrators who have been protesting against the February 1st military coup.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun's voice cracked with emotion as he spoke out against the military regime that ousted the nation's elected civilian government in a coup.
The army seized power this month after alleging fraud in a November 8 election swept by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, arresting her and much of the party's leadership. UK announced sanctions against 6 military figures.
Myawaddy Bank is among scores of military-controlled businesses in Myanmar facing boycott pressures since the army ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi from power on February 1.
Protesters gathered near the US Embassy in Yangon despite barriers blocking the way, but left to avoid a confrontation after 20 military trucks with riot police arrived nearby.
UN human rights investigator for Myanmar says "growing reports, photographic evidence" show security forces used live ammunition against protesters in violation of international law.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing says an election will be held and power handed to winning party, in a rare national address, as anti-coup protesters hit streets nationwide.
Demonstrators are seeking to roll back the seizure of power by the military and demanding the release of the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other top figures.
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