By TNR Special Correspondent and Aljazeera
Myanmar update: A deafening demonstration broke out in Yangon shortly before the 8 p.m. curfew last night (Feb. 3) with angry protesters loudly showing their resistance to the coup mounted on Monday.
TNR’s special correspondent based in the Myanmar capital saw with his own eyes that people were shouting and banging pots and pans as well as blaring protest songs to make their displeasure known to the junta for having seized power.
Meanwhile Al Jazeera reported that as soldiers and armoured cars are now on the streets of major cities, Myanmar military’s takeover has not been met by any large street protests.
But signs of public anger and plans to resist have begun to flicker.
On Wednesday, doctors and medical staff at multiple hospitals across the country announced they were donning red ribbons and walking away from all non-emergency work to protest against the coup.
Some medical teams posted pictures on social media wearing red ribbons and raising a three-finger salute, a protest gesture used by democracy activists in neighbouring Thailand, while some have chosen to skip work altogether.
The clatter of pots and pans and the honking of car horns also rang out across the commercial capital, Yangon, on Wednesday evening for a second night in a row after calls for protests went out on social media.
In some neighbourhoods, residents shouted in the streets and sang democracy protest songs.
Top: A woman hits a metallic tray as she protests against the military coup in Yangon. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA and published by Aljazeera
Below: Medical staff make a three-finger salute with red ribbons on their uniforms inside a hospital in Yangon as calls for civil disobedience gather pace. Photo: Various sources via AFP and published by Aljazeera