Yangon's protesters flee from tear gas

Protesters in Yangon were attempting to dismantle and put out the gas canisters with extinguishers and bags of water on the ground.

Aside from ensuing clashes between the military and protesters, electricity supplies were cut in many parts of Myanmar on Friday (March 5) but it was not known why. Residents of cities from Myitkyina in the north, to the capital Naypyitaw, the biggest city of Yangon, and Mawlamyine in the south reported the power going off in the early afternoon.

The power cut came after weeks of protests over a February military coup that has included a civil disobedience campaign of strikes by many state workers that has disrupted daily life.