Myanmar Military Junta Depends Troops at Power Plants, Shoots Demonstrators and Detains Journalists

TRIBUNNEWS.COM – Military government Myanmar or the junta deployed troops to a power plant in the northern state of Kachin, Sunday (14/2/2021).

Channel News Asia reported, the arrival of military forces led to confrontations between the army and the protesters.

The protesters believe the army intends to cut off the electricity so they need to prevent this action.

According to footage broadcast live on Facebook, soldiers then shot at the protesters to disperse the crowd.

It is unclear whether the soldiers used rubber bullets or direct fire.

There was also footage broadcast live from the confrontation website showing two journalists from The 74 Media being arrested along with three other journalists.

Furthermore, as night fell, armored vehicles appeared in the cities of Yangon, Myitkyina and Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state.

Live images broadcast online by local news media showed the appearance of the armored vehicles was numerous and was the first large-scale appearance since the coup.

The government and army could not be reached for comment on this matter.

Shortly after midnight, the residents were on Myanmar reported inaccessible internet service.

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