On 1 February 2021, Myanmar Military seized power unlawfully and detained the elected leaders - President Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, the members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) along with an Australian national, former economist adviser to Myanmar government, Sean Turnell and refused to uphold the results of the 8 November 2020 general elections in Myanmar which was widely recognized by international observers as free and fair. Myanmar Military also repressed Myanmar People to submit to their Military regime.
On 2 February 2021, healthcare workers and civil servants across the country, including in the national capital, Naypyidaw, launched a national civil disobedience movement in opposition to the coup d'état. At the same time, public protest was taken placed in Yangon on the same day, as Yangon-siders staged a brief 15-minute protest rally at 8pm local time, hitting pots and pans which is a traditional symbol to exorcise the evil spirit.
This civil disobedience protest and public protest has now escalated nationwide, and Myanmar Military has been attempting to crackdown these peaceful protests with escalating violence such as shooting at unarmed civilians and peaceful protesters with live bullets, slaughtering, killing, brutally beating, and torturing captured protesters, raiding residential homes at night, kidnapping, enforced disappearances, destroying and burning public properties, public humiliation and public executions.
Many have flooded to post all the evidence of Myanmar Military’s many abhorrent crimes that they have gathered and witnessed on Social Media such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. These violence continues and may get worsen until “Armed Forces day” (also known as “Revolution Day”) on 27th March 2021.
ABCD NETWORK STAND WITH MYANMAR PEOPLE
ABCD Network, as an international community, stand with Myanmar people.