• Myanmar's Internet Cut Again As Anti-Coup Protests Continue

Demonstrators in Naypyitaw hold placards with the image of Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest against the military coup in Myanmar. (Photo: Reuters-Yonhap News)
Demonstrators in Naypyitaw hold placards with the image of Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest against the military coup in Myanmar. (Photo: Reuters-Yonhap News)
[Anchor]

Myanmar is experiencing another internet blackout as a large number of military troops continue to patrol the streets in many of the larger cities.

The United Nations has condemned the blackout, saying it undermines democratic principles.

The BBC's Richard Howells reports.

[Reporter]

The internet is off and the soldiers are out.

The U.N. Special Rapporteur for Myanmar, Tom Andrews, told the BBC that with so many troops on the streets, he was worried about the safety of thousands of mainly young protestors demonstrating over the military takeover two weeks ago.

The country's top general, Min Aung Hlaing, said on Monday that the mass demonstrations against the coup would be handled softly but he didn't clarify exactly what that meant.

Meanwhile, troops in combat gear traveling in armored personnel carriers have been patrolling many cities in the country in a clear display of military force.
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