Myanmar police turn water cannon on protesters

The Feb. 1 coup and detention of elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has resulted in four straight days of protests across the Southeast Asian country of 53 million and a growing civil disobedience movement affecting hospitals, schools and government offices.

Myanmar police fired water cannon at peaceful protesters in Naypyitaw on Monday (February 8) as well, when the crowd chanting slogans and waving placards refused to disperse. Later in the day the military announced measures such as a ban on large gatherings and a curfew in some areas to quell the protests.