Myanmar-ALSHARQIYA February 25: The social media giant, Facebook, banned the military in Myanmar from using Facebook and Instagram.
Last Saturday, two demonstrators were killed and about thirty others were injured, when Myanmar security forces shot an anti-army demonstration in Mandalay in the center of the country, in the bloodiest acts of violence since the military coup on the first of February.
Hundreds of policemen were deployed in a shipyard in Myanmar's second city, raising fears of arrests of workers for their participation in the anti-coup movements. Demonstrators knocked on containers to try to prevent arrests, and some threw projectiles at police, who also fired.
On Saturday night, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, condemned the "use of lethal force" in Myanmar.
"I condemn the use of lethal violence in Burma," Guterres wrote on Twitter, adding that "the use of lethal force, intimidation and harassment against peaceful protesters is unacceptable."
Since the coup, the military has been tightening the pressure on the democracy movement.
Despite this, thousands of protesters, including representatives of ethnic minorities in traditional dress, took to the streets of Rangoon, the country's economic capital, again on Saturday, demanding the restoration of the civilian government, the release of detainees, and the revocation of the constitution, which is considered very favorable to the military.
Nearly three weeks after the coup that toppled the civilian government headed by Aung San Suu Kyi and ended a fragile democratic process launched ten years ago, international condemnations and the announcement of new sanctions did not affect the generals.