Myanmar protests gather after worst violence yet

From the north of Myanmar to the south, thousands of people returned to the streets on Sunday to protest - a day after the bloodiest crackdown seen yet since the military coup almost three weeks ago.

Many peacefully gathered in the second biggest city Mandalay, the city where soldiers opened fire on civiliansSaturday and killed two people.

In Yangon, protesters like Soe Pang showed no sign of relenting, instead he joined the crowds, holding banners that read "reject military coup."

"The military wants to stop us from coming out on streets so they strongly respond to us. We, the people, won't accept their unfair oppression and we will continue to fight."

Earlier today, police arrested a famous actor for supporting the protests, while Facebook deleted the military's main page for inciting violence.

Spokesman for the new military council Zaw Min Tun, has not responded to attempts by Reuters to contact him.