Yangon residents build complex barricades

Some were also scattering bricks in the streets to create obstacles for security forces; a tactic adopted from Hong Kong protests.

Parts of Yangon have been placed under martial law. Thousands of residents have fled the industrial suburb of Hlaingthaya, where security forces killed 40 people on Sunday (March 14) and Chinese-financed factories were set ablaze.

More than 180 protesters have been killed as security forces try to crush a wave of demonstrations, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners activist group says.