Residents look on as soldiers block a road near Mahlwagone Railway Station in Yangon on Wednesday after arriving to arrest staff involved in a civil disobedience movement in protest over the military coup. Photo: AFP
Residents look on as soldiers block a road near Mahlwagone Railway Station in Yangon on Wednesday after arriving to arrest staff involved in a civil disobedience movement in protest over the military coup. Photo: AFP
Myanmar

Myanmar crackdown: security forces surround striking rail workers’ compound as UN fails to agree on anti-coup statement

  • The railway staff in Yangon are part of a civil disobedience movement that has crippled government business since the military’s coup on February 1
  • Elsewhere in the city, it has emerged that Buddhist monks used catapults to injure anti-coup protesters at a monastery after it became the site of an ugly brawl

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Residents look on as soldiers block a road near Mahlwagone Railway Station in Yangon on Wednesday after arriving to arrest staff involved in a civil disobedience movement in protest over the military coup. Photo: AFP
Residents look on as soldiers block a road near Mahlwagone Railway Station in Yangon on Wednesday after arriving to arrest staff involved in a civil disobedience movement in protest over the military coup. Photo: AFP
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