Myanmar Post-Coup Crackdown Continues


In the weeks following a military coup in the nation of Myanmar, the military government has cracked down on the press. The situation led to Facebook banning all military accounts from the site, and the deaths of numerous protestors have drawn harsh criticism from the international community.

A number of young protesters were cornered by police in the city of Sanchaung, the largest city in the country, with military forces threatening to go door-to-door to sniff them out. Military forces have resorted to using stun grenades, rubber bullets, and even live ammo against the protestors, many of whom are teenagers or in their early 20s.

The junta seized control of the government from civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, plunging the country into a chaotic period of turmoil as protestors and military forces continue to clash. This comes even as military forces attempt to arrest and detain independent reporters, seeking to stop reporting on their activities within the country.