After the detainment of Suu Kyi, an eminent leader of Myanmar, protesters started showing their aggressiveness in the streets of Myanmar demanding her release by the military forces. Many of them started shouting slogans and condemned the act by the military. The coup took place last week and the prevalence is still dominant in the streets of Myanmar with police forces using air gunshots to disperse the large crowd on the streets.
Internet Shut and Protestors On Street Demanding Freedom Of Suu Kyi
The impact of Suu Kyi’s detention is getting too heavy on the Myanmar government. From shutting down the internet to raging protestors on the streets, Myanmar is burning under the pressure of the common people. They are demanding the release of Suu Kyi after the military detained her last week. Despite the shutdown, a Twitter user wrote, “Internet already down but we will not stop raising our voice”, while another user wrote, “Let’s fight peacefully for democracy and freedom. Let’s fight until the last minute for our future.”
Jacinda Ardern Announced Tie-Breaking with Myanmar
The prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern said the country is breaking all political and military ties with Myanmar. She said, “After years of working hard to build a democracy in Myanmar, I think every New Zealander would be devastated to see what we’ve seen in recent days led by the military. Our strong message is we will do what we can from here in New Zealand”. Talking about Suu Kyi, Ardern said, “While it may seem New Zealand’s position on this may not seem particularly relevant, one of the last occasions when I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Aung San Suu Kyi, she specifically mentioned some of our representatives from New Zealand in Myanmar. They were well regarded and well respected and I think it played a really constructive role in that critical time for Myanmar and their transition”.
Police Fire Gunshots to Disperse the Crowd
As per the latest report that comes in till Feb 9 afternoon, the situation in Myanmar is going unbearable with passing time. The protestors are still gathering in large numbers which forced the police to take strict action against them. They have shot fire in the air to warn the gathering crowd and to disperse them from the area. Witnesses said that police also used water cannons and pushed the protestors in a bid to prevent them from protesting.
The Policy Times policy suggestions
Myanmar has always been home to Human rights violations and also tortured Muslims in the Rohingya issue. Now that the backlash has reached such an extent it should apologize to the world for spending hate crime.
The UN call for caution must be followed by the government of Myanmar and any brutality against the protesting support of Suu Kyi must not be dealt with softly. Myanmar must be given international pressure, like that of New Zealand, and other major countries also.