Hundreds of people demonstrated to demand the release of political prisoners

Daily mass street demonstrations in Myanmar are on their second week to protest against the military coup of two weeks ago.

In Yangon, hundreds of people demonstrated under the United Nations headquarters in Myanmar to demand the release of political prisoners arrested during the protests of recent days against the military coup. On Friday, the UN Security Council approved a resolution calling for the release of democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other politicians.

Mandalay University graduates hold posters that say “Stop arresting people illegally at midnight,” “Save Myanmar”. Other posters portray  an image of Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, a 19-year old woman shot by police on Feb. 9 in Naypyitaw, during an anti-coup protest in Mandalay. A large image that has an X mark on the face of Commander in chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, also Chairman of the State Administrative Council, lies on the road as anti-coup protesters gather outside the Hledan Centre in Yangon, Myanmar

 

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