Protests against a February coup continue in Myanmar with activist groups urging people to boycott this week’s traditional festivities, which marks the Buddhist new year.
Since the coup, security forces have clamped down on protesters and killed 706 people, including 46 children, since the coup, according to a tally by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) activist group.
Protesters have called on the public to join the “Red Painting Strike”, by splattering red paint on sidewalks to symbolise the blood of dead protesters.
On Monday, Myanmar’s deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi asked a court to be allowed to meet her lawyers in person as she appeared at a hearing via video link facing various charges including violating an official secrets act. She is being held in an undisclosed location.
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