Myanmar military threatens to terminate civil servants who protest

A demonstrator displays a placard during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March 6. Anti-coup protests continue as state media announces that civil servants who protest will be fired immediately. – EPA pic, March 6, 2021.

ANTI-coup demonstrators returned to the streets of Myanmar today, a day after a United Nations envoy urged the Security Council to hear the nation’s “desperate pleas” and take swift action to restore democracy.

The country has been in turmoil since a February 1 putsch ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi from power, triggering a massive uprising from hundreds of thousands angered to be returned to military rule.

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