Internet providers have gotten an order from Myanmar generals on Thursday, to restrict Facebook access as civil disobedience surge.
This is coming after UN chief Antonio Guterres said the world must rally to ensure the military coup in the country fails.
This development occurred after de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders were detained in a series of dawn raids, ending the country’s brief experiment with democracy.
Meanwhile, the Southeast Asian nation has been plunged back into direct military rule on Monday.
Considering Myanmar’s status as one of Asia’s most impoverished and repressive nations, there are fears that the coup, which has triggered international condemnation, would also make the military will drag 54 million people back to the decades of junta rule.
At the moment, there are reactions that have made soldiers take to the streets of major cities of the country, but there are no mass pro-democracy street protests yet.
Meanwhile, a one of the gestures and reactions of supporters of the “Tatmadaw,” reffered to as the military, is the waving the red flag of the armed forces as they rallied in their hundreds in the capital, Naypyidaw Thursday in support of the coup.
Placards which were written, “National betrayers who depend on foreign countries are not wanted” and “Tatmadaw that loves people… may you be successful” on them, were also displayed.
On social media, Facebook precisely, people have displayed interest in opposition and share plans for civil disobedience.