Yangon residents bang pots to 'drive out' military coup

People stood on their balconies and in the streets hitting the kitchenware while car drivers tooted their horns and people lit candles.

"This is just our simple campaign," said one resident, who claimed soldiers had joined in the protest.

General Minh Aung Hlaing led a coup detaining ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyu on Monday (February 1) and President Win Myint since then.

Growing numbers of local residents and wider communities have been joining in a civil disobedience campaign to express their opposition to the military takeover of power.

There have been no mass demonstrations on the streets in a country with a bloody history of crackdowns on protests, but there were signs of coup opponents growing bolder - with dozens of youths parading in the southeastern city of Dawei.