Protests against the junta continue in Yangon and various cities in Myanmar.
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the army seized power and detained civilian government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and many of his party leaders.
Protests and strikes have been going on every day for about three weeks.
The students were originally set to rally at the commercial center of Yangon on Thursday. But before many opponents of the coup gathered, about 1,000 military supporters turned up to stage a counter-action in the city center.