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[Myanmar] Soldier joins anti-coup protest in Monywa


A member of the military joined the ongoing anti-coup protest in Monywa, Sagaing Region, on February 18. 

He is a sergeant of Light Infantry Battalion-16 in Monywa. In the protest, he called on servicemen to stay out of the dictatorial rule. 

“I want to get more military personnel to stay out of the dictatorship. Look at the faces of people. I couldn’t bear being looked down on by the people when I went out of my battalion to buy some food. I felt compelled to join the CDM (civil disobedience movement). Since some police are also joining the CDM, the rest should also do it,” the sergeant said. 

The protests are being joined by students, education and health staff, private employees and political activities. 

Moreover, hundreds of thousands are taking to the streets in protest in other townships of Sagaing Region such as Katha, YeU, Ayadaw, Shwebo, Kani, Pale, Yinmabin, Salingyi, Indaw, Bamauk, Myaung and Sagaing.   

Published : February 20, 2021

By : KAUNG KHANT LIN (MONYWA) Eleven Media/ANN