Myanmar Protesters Gather in Bangkok as Junta Announces Extension of Military Rule
Pro-democracy protesters gathered outside the United Nations (UN) offices in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday, February 1 as the military administration in Myanmar announced the extension of a state of emergency for six months.
A “silent strike” was conducted in Myanmar to mark the second anniversary of the military coup which toppled Aung San Suu Kyi’s government, with businesses closing throughout the country on Wednesday, according to the Bangkok Post.
Footage from photojournalist @yan_naing_aung shows a group of protesters chanting outside the UN offices in Bangkok, with some holding photos of Suu Kyi and others wearing red headbands with the symbol for the National League for Democracy Party. Credit: @yan_naing_aung via Storyful