According to the international media, The 3rd day of street demonstrations on which hundreds of protesters against the arrest of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi is underway in Myanmar.
As per details, A group of saffron-robed monks marched in the vanguard of the protest with workers and students.
The protestors flew multicoloured Buddhist flags alongside red banners in the colour of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD).
Many protesters wore black and said that “Release Our Leaders, Respect Our Votes, Reject Military Coup,”
NetBlocks Internet Observatory, A Monitoring group reported a “national-scale internet blackout”, saying on Twitter that connectivity had fallen to 16% of ordinary levels.
Witnesses reported a shutdown of mobile data services and wifi.
The junta did not respond to requests for comment. It extended a social media crackdown to Twitter and Instagram after seeking to silence dissent by temporarily blocking Facebook, which counts half of the population as users, Facebook said it was “extremely” concerned about the internet shutdown, “strongly” urging the junta to unblock social media.
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