Water cannon have been used by the Police, on workers conducting a nationwide strike against a military coup in in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw.

The street protest which has been carried out for the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and for democracy to be restored, has attracted thousands of people has hit day three.

The State TV has reacted to the actions of the protesters. It has warned protesters that action will be taken if they threaten public safety or the “rule of law”.

In more than a decade, the protest has come a day after Myanmar saw its largest protest.

After claiming without evidence that an earlier election was fraudulent, last week, the military seized power.

They also declared a year-long state of emergency in Myanmar, also known as Burma, and power has been handed over to commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing.

Ms Suu Kyi and senior leaders of her National League for Democracy Party (NLD), including President Win Myint, have been put under house arrest.