• Protests Continue Across Myanmar After Military Warns They're Risking Lives

Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar's Yangon sit behind posters with an image of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 22, 2021. (Photo: AP-Yonhap News)
Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar's Yangon sit behind posters with an image of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 22, 2021. (Photo: AP-Yonhap News)
[Anchor]

Crowds have jammed the streets of Myanmar in response to a call for a general strike to protest against the coup.

The military has warned protestors they're risking their lives.

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

[Reporter]

As they have every day for the past two and a half weeks, long lines of people marched into Yangon and other cities this morning.

They're more organized now with volunteer guards in yellow construction helmets keeping them in order.

Initial reports suggest the crowds are very large in many towns and cities.

And that the call for a general strike by all workers and businesses is being widely observed.

In some towns, all shops and markets are shut.

More than 600 organizers and financiers of the movement have been arrested so far mostly in nightly raids on homes by police and the army.

It seems though there are still many more to take their place.
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