February 14, 2021

Burma’s internet has been cut overnight, hours after armoured vehicles rolled into several cities, prompting fears for the fate of protesters and warnings by diplomats that “the world is watching”.

A statement put out by a group of ambassadors including the envoys from the EU, US, UK and Canada, said “We call on security forces to refrain from violence against demonstrators and civilians, who are protesting the overthrow of their legitimate government … The world is watching.”

“While the international community is condemning the coup, Min Aung Hlaing is using every tool he has to instigate fears and instabilities,” said Wai Hnin Pwint Thon from Burma Campaign UK on Twitter.

Read Guardian report

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