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Myanmar uprising: Workers join nationwide strike as protests continue

 Myanmar uprising: Workers join nationwide strike as protests continue


Workers across Myanmar have gone on a nationwide strike to protest the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the third day of the restoration of democracy.



Thousands gathered in Yangon and Mandalay, while a water cannon was set up in the capital, Nai Pai.

It comes a day after it saw its biggest protests by Myanmar in more than a decade.

Seized power in a military coup after claiming without evidence that the previous election was fraudulent.

They also declared a year-long state of emergency in Myanmar, also known as Burma, and handed over power to Commander-in-Chief Minung Hang Ling.

Ms. Suu Kyi and senior leaders of her National League for Democracy Party (NLD), including President Win Myint, have been detained.

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According to the BBC Burmese, by Monday morning, thousands of people had gathered in Nay Pyi Taw, a significant number were also reported in other cities, according to the BBC Burmese.

Protesters include teachers, lawyers, bank officials and government workers. About a thousand teachers are marching from a township in Yangon to the Sule Pagoda in the center of Myanmar's main city.

, Naline, there was also a call that asked opponents to quit.

"This is a working day, but we will not work even if our salary is cut," Haneen Thazin, a 28-year-old garment factory worker, told AFP.

Nay Pye fever police had used water cannon on protesters and those were some of the news getting hurt.

An online video of the incident has appeared in which protesters are rubbing their eyes and helping each other after getting wet.

there were no immediate reports of violence.

Other videos showed large crowds holding placards and chanting as they walked the streets.


Earlier last week, Myanmar's military regained control following a general election in which the NLD party won by landslide.

The armed forces backed the opposition, claiming widespread fraud and seeking a reunion of the vote.


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The Election Commission said there was no evidence to support these claims.

The uprising was planned as the new session of Parliament was about to begin.

The military has replaced ministers and deputies, including finance, health, internal and external affairs.



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