• Massive Protests Continue Throughout Myanmar Against Coup

A massive crowd comes together in Myanmar's Yangon to protest the military coup on Feb. 17, 2021. (Photo: AFP-Yonhap News)
A massive crowd comes together in Myanmar's Yangon to protest the military coup on Feb. 17, 2021. (Photo: AFP-Yonhap News)
[Anchor]

Thousands of people have gathered again in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon in some of the biggest protests yet against the military coup at the start of the month.

Many protestors were carrying the picture of the deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

With more details, the BBC's Jonathan Head reports.

[Reporter]

The numbers are much larger than in recent days.

The loosely organized civil disobedience campaign is hoping for a massive turnout to protest against the trial of Ms. Suu Kyi.

She's been prosecuted on two bizarre and trivial charges in a process widely condemned as a sham aimed at disqualifying her from political office.

The army has been deployed in force in many parts of the country.

Soldiers have been conducting raids during the nightly internet blackout to try to disrupt the opposition movement and arrest its leaders.

Today's march will be a test of the military junta's promise to be patient with the protestors.
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