Myanmar residents bang pots to protest coup

The protests have been taking place in Yangon since Tuesday night (February 2), following Monday's (February 1) coup in which the army ousted Aung San Suu Kyi, derailing Myanmar's long and troubled transition to democracy.

On Thursday (February 4), the military government blocked Facebook, where opposition to the junta has emerged very strongly, citing the alleged spreading of fake news.

International pressure on the junta increased with the U.N. Security Council urging the release of detainees and Washington considering sanctions on the ruling generals.