Police closed off both side and arrested protesters near the Thapyegone roundabout, Naypyidaw

18.02.2020. Police closed off both side and arrested the peaceful protesters around 2 pm near Thapyegone roundabout, witnesses said.
A 19-year-old man who escaped said: “We were protesting freely as usual. The police used force to advance from Thapyegone roundabout. After that, police closed from both sides. Some people said they fled in the middle. Some are caught, a lot of them, ”he said.
Most of the detainees were women, and police confiscated motorcycles. Some eyewitnesses said more than 60 motorcycles were involved.
Police used water cannons to disperse the demonstrators.
In addition, while the media was taking the news on Padauk 1 Road, police had seen them and entering the street with a water pipe.
Around 3 pm, police is back to their original place and protesters continued protesting by beating pans and pots.
“We were protesting on our own way. They used force to block the front and the back. Many of the girls who could not run were arrested. They were taken away in three cars,” the person who escaped said.
Protesters in Naypyidaw protested against the military dictatorship. Protests are being carried out daily by car , by motorbikes near Thapyegone roundabout.
On February 15, eight CDM employees protested in Naypyidaw, as well as students and teachers. Civilians were also arrested by police.
Eleven employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who participated in CDM were arrested on 18 February 2021 at around 4 am.


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