#Myanmar Emergency

6 days ago.Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)
Anti-coup protesters and riot policemen face off in Mandalay, Myanmar, Wednesday. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • The ban is applied to the Myanmar military accounts and entities controlled by the armed forces on Instagram and Facebook
  • "Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban": Facebook
  • To disperse the protesters in Myanmar, the security forces have steadily increased the use of force

21 Feburary.Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)
The security forces in Myanmar have, in recent days, steadily increased violent crackdown upon peaceful protestors following civil disobedience movement. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Tatmadaw True News Information Team was removed for 'repeated violations of community standards' 
  • The social media giant has, in recent years, banned hundreds of army-affiliated pages on its platform
  • A military coup on February 1 deposed the democratically elected leaders, including Aun San Suu Kyi

21 Feburary.Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
People surround rows of images of Mya Thwet Thwet Khine adorned with flowers on a roadside in Mandalay. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Two anti-coup protesters after security forces fired on demonstartors
  • The confrontation began when security forces  attempted to raid a shipyard
  • According to medical rescue workers, the troops used live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas

19 Feburary.Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)
20-year-old Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing died from rubber bullet injuries. (Photo: AP/PTI)

  • The February 9 turned violent as police suddenly started firing rubber bullets at the demonstrators
  • The doctors at the hopital where Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing was admitted said that they faced political pressure
  • Since the coup and the beginning of the strikes, US, UK, Canada and EU have criticised the military junta for its coercive actions  

19 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India has joined alongside US to raise pressure against Myanmar generals. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @DrSJaishankar)

  • Myanmar's generals came under increased diplomatic pressure over the coup that deposed Aung San Suu Kyi
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar emphasized "upholding of rule of law and the democratic transition" in Myanmar
  • Washington was the first to enact concrete action, announcing targeted sanctions  against Myanmar's generals by cutting $1 bn in funds

16 Feburary
A disobedience campaign has been launched by the general public encouraging civil servants to take a stand. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • The military has been resorting to use increasing force, firing rubber bullets in Mandalay
  • The internet shutdown came after Yangon saw a spark of protests in defiance of armoured vehicles and troop convoys
  • Demonstrators retaliated by throwing bricks, according to a medic at the scene

15 Feburary.Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (Burma)
Demonstration outside the Myanmar embassy against the military coup. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The junta has recently escalated efforts to quell a burgeoning civil disobedience campaign
  • Troops in Myitkyina fired tear gas then shot at a crowd who gathered in the northern city
  • A joint statement from the US, British and European Union ambassadors urged security forces not to harm civilians

11 Feburary.Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)
Security forces have used tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets against the protesters. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Demonstrators marched peacefully in Naypyidaw, the capital and military stronghold
  • Dozens from the ethnic Karen, Rakhine and Kachin minority groups joined the protests
  • Fresh rallies also cropped up in the cities of Dawei and Mandalay

11 Feburary.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Joe Biden said his administration would identify targets of those sanctions in the coming days. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Joe Biden approved a new executive order to "immediately sanction the military leaders"
  • He called for the release of the detained democratic political leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Biden said his administration was cutting off the Myanmar generals' access to $1 billion in funds in the US

10 Feburary.Bangkok, Thailand
Demonstrators display three-fingered salute, a symbol of resistance at an intersection in Yangon, in Myanmar. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha received a letter from Myanmar’s new junta leader seeking help
  • On February 1, junta leader overthrew elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and detained her
  • He alleged Suu Kyi of fraud in an election last year that her party won in a landslide