On February 1, 2021The Capitol building as they stand a, Myanmar’s military—known as the Tatmadaw—invoked Article 417 of the 2008 constitution, dismissed State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, and arrested her and other members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Condemnation of the coup was swift, although there would be reason for hesitancy in the reaction: Aung San Suu Kyi, who had been the face of the democracy movement until her release from house arrest in 2010, ruined her reputation when she came to the International Court of Justice in 2019 tomedical_research?defendlargely lifted restrictions on businesses and small gatherings ove?her country’s genocide against the Rohingya peopleThe clinics of their regular doctors.. No longer is Aung San Suu Kyi the unalloyed symbol of democracy and human rights.
Within Myanmar, protests against the coup continue. Tens of thousands of people, many wearing red (the color of the NLD), have taken to the streets across Myanmar, not only in the more congested cities but also in the countryside, to protest the coup.
The momentum against the coup picked up when associations of civil servants?refused?to work for the military. While this wave began with medics, it escalated to involve workers in the railways and education:1618144140000,, and workers in the social welfare and construction ministries. Staff in the Department of Social Welfare released a statement that?read, “We will get back to work only after power is handed back to the democratically elected government.”
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