US and Britain impose sanctions on military-controlled conglomerates as security forces are reported to have killed five more protesters in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent.
The State Sahgha Maha Nayaka Committee, a government-appointed body on monks, condemns the military's use of excessive force against the protestors, saying its members could halt activities in protest of the military regime, local media reported.
Raid on the staff compound of striking railway workers opposed to the military junta comes after the custodial death of Zaw Myat Linn, an official from ousted Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party, the second party figure to die in detention in two days.
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.
Security forces fire tear gas to disperse anti-coup protesters in Yangon, Myeik and Dawei as the escalation of violence puts pressure on the world community to act to restrain the junta.
United Nations Security Council meets to discuss Myanmar crisis as pro-democracy activists hold fresh demonstrations against the military coup.
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.
The deaths of two anti-coup protesters in Mandalay has sparked fresh condemnation from the US and UN of the country's new military regime. Meanwhile Facebook says it had deleted the military's main page for repeated violations of its standards.
Protestors on the streets of Yangon are creative, passionate, aware, and in no mood to go home.
“They can shoot a young woman, but they can’t steal the hope and resolve of a determined people,” UN special rapporteur Tom Andrews said after reports of police using deadly force against protesters.
Opponents of Myanmar's military coup have vowed to continue non-violent action in the face of bans on big gatherings, night curfews and road closures after the biggest demonstrations in more than a decade.
Statement issued in the name of executive members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party says authorities began raiding their offices in Mandalay and other regions and seized documents and laptop computers.
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