Myanmar police fire water cannon at protesters

Calls to join protests and to back a campaign of civil disobedience have grown louder and more organized since last Monday's coup, which drew widespread international condemnation.

Police in the capital Naypyidaw fired brief bursts of a water cannon against a group of the protesters who had gathered on Monday, video from the scene showed.

Police appeared to stop using the water cannon after protesters appealed to them and some handed branches and flowers to the police as the demonstration continued.