Fears army will tighten grip in Myanmar after Aung San Suu Kyi detained

Fears army will tighten grip in Myanmar after Aung San Suu Kyi detainedFebruary 2, 2021

Civilian leader urges the public to protest against any return to a military dictatorship

Myanmar has been placed on knife edge, with activists fearing a further clampdown after the military detained Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders in early morning raids and took direct control of the country in a coup.

A statement attributed to Aung San Suu Kyi said the military, which directly ruled Myanmar for more than 50 years, was trying to reimpose a dictatorship. “I urge people not to accept this, to respond and wholeheartedly to protest against the coup by the military,” it said.

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