Myanmar military deploys tanks to crush the pro-democracy agitation

Naypyidaw: The people of Myanmar have taken to the streets to protest against the military rebellion, and the extent of the agitation seems to be increasing by the day. Upset with the development, the Myanmar military has adopted an aggressive stand and has deployed tanks and armed vehicles to crush the agitation. At the same time, a new law has been passed with a prison term of 20 years for the protestors.

Myanmar military deploys tanks to crush the pro-democracy agitationOn 1st of February, the military took power in Myanmar, overthrowing the Aung San Suu Kyi government. Accusing of malpractices in the Myanmar elections, the military took this action. Accusations are being made that this action was taken at the behest of China. The repercussions of the rebellion are being felt all around the world. Only last week, the United States announced sanctions against the military regime in Myanmar.

Despite this, the Myanmar military has refused to retreat in any way and instead has intensified moves to crush the agitation. The internet is being consistently being disrupted, and even the media is being targeted. It has been revealed that the Myanmar military has resorted to firing in the air and is using tear gas and water cannons to dismantle the protests.

Myanmar military deploys tanks to crush the pro-democracy agitationNow, the military regime has become more aggressive, and tanks and armed vehicles have been deployed in certain parts, including the largest city of Yangon. Even during the previous protests in 1988 and 2007, the military had used additional force to crush the agitation. Fears are being expressed that there is a thick possibility that it would be repeated once again.

Meanwhile, the Myanmar regime has initiated action against the pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi, and sources indicated that the hearing would start in the court, in a day or two via video link. Millions have joined the protests in Myanmar, and they are persistently demanding that they do not want military rule in the country. Along with teachers, students and government employees, even Buddhist monks have joined the agitation. These are said to be the biggest demonstrations since 2007.

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