Myanmar’s military, on Monday, seized power and declared a state of emergency, citing huge irregularities in last November’s parliamentary election.
The country’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other senior members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party have been detained in the capital, Naypyidaw, following the military takeover.
In a broadcast on Monday, the military said it has handed power to Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
See reactions below:
— Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) February 1, 2021
We really appreciate the international community for standing with us. We are looking forward stronger and legally binding resolutions and actions.#Save_Myanmar #Save_Burma #Reject_the_Military#We_need_democracy#Help_us_and_support_our_Leader #Aung_San_Suu_Kyi_government pic.twitter.com/okr5VZAQ11
— Nan Thinzar Htet (@NanThinzarHtet) February 1, 2021
Modi govt asked Myanmar to uphold the rule of law and democratic process😂😂😂
— Ravi Nair (@t_d_h_nair) February 1, 2021
The U.N. Security Council aims to discuss #Myanmar on Tuesday, diplomats said, after the country's military seized power in a coup against the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other political leaders in early morning raids.
— Michelle Nichols (@michellenichols) February 1, 2021
Myanmar, at the moment, appears to be being governed largely through junta decrees being rapidly released on Facebook.
— Timothy McLaughlin (@TMclaughlin3) February 1, 2021
#SaveMyanmar We will always stand with our democratic leaders of the country and will not accept any kind of manners that will put a lot of innocent lives on danger.We will use every platform we have to reach out for help but as the military is trying to cut off all th-
— SAVE MYANMAR🇲🇲 (@ilovehee_) February 1, 2021
We want everyone to know before we lose touch with the world. It is said that all service lines will be cut off after midnight.We urge everyone to help us.Please let the world know what's happening in Myanmar.#Save_Myanmar #SaveMyanmar #Aung_San_Suu_Kyi_Government pic.twitter.com/jg2oXlTbOr
— Kara (@Veronic00658800) February 1, 2021
The only thing we can do a this moment.Raising our voices so that the world could hear us?As a 20-year-old student living in Myanmar,I’m so scared of my future.This is a coup and cannot be justified.#SaveMyanmar #Reject_the_Military May the world know what’s happening in Myanmar. pic.twitter.com/tis8K2t5FG
— Evelyn (@ElenaGavy) February 1, 2021