Myanmar’s Navy Coup in Images
In a matter of hours on Monday morning, Myanmar’s short-lived adoption of consultant authorities got here to an unceremonious finish when the army rounded up the nation’s civilian management and successfully declared a coup d’état.
With tanks and helicopters, troopers and cops, the army seized management of the levers of state — canceling a deliberate session of Parliament, chopping off web and phone networks, and taking management of each the airports and the airwaves.
After a decade of parliamentary elections, democratic reforms and energy sharing with a pro-democracy opposition, the army is as soon as once more in full cost. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the chief of the civilian authorities, is as soon as once more below home arrest. And the destiny of 54 million residents is as soon as once more unknown.
After the takeover, troopers blocked the street to the Parliament in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar.
A banner expressed assist for Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi in a neighborhood of Yangon on Monday. Elsewhere within the metropolis, supporters of the army celebrated the takeover with a rally.
A army helicopter flew above Naypyidaw, the capital, on Monday, as Myanmar Radio and Tv rebroadcast information of the coup first introduced by the military-owned Myawaddy TV station.
The army maintained a powerful presence on the streets of Yangon, above, and Naypyidaw, beneath. The capital was moved to Naypyidaw, from Yangon, in 2005.
Lots of of cops have been deployed on the streets of Yangon, previously Rangoon, the nation’s largest metropolis and its industrial capital. The authorities additionally suspended worldwide flights to and from town’s airport.
The inventory market and industrial banks have been closed, and lengthy strains have been seen at A.T.M.s, like this one, beneath, in Yangon.
Protests in opposition to the Burmese army erupted all over the world, together with one in Tokyo, the place demonstrators positioned tape over the face of Myanmar’s army chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing.
One other protest befell outdoors the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok. The town is dwelling to many refugees from Myanmar.
Some demonstrators, together with nationalist Buddhist monks, celebrated the coup in Yangon.
The Sule Pagoda in Yangon on Monday. The stupa has been the positioning of a number of pro-democracy protests.