Myanmar medicos go on strike against military coup; activists call for civil disobedience

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Amid the calls for civil disobedience by activists in Myanmar, the medical staff in several major cities are planning strikes against the military coup, reported BBC.

Earlier, residents of the biggest city Yangon banging pots and pans, and honking car horns to protest against the army. However, BBC reported that the military appears firmly in control.

Over 100 lawmakers had been confined by the military in their accommodation in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw, but have now been told they can leave. The military took power in the early hours of Monday and declared a year-long state of emergency after accusing Ms Suu Kyi’s party of fraud over its recent election win.

Her National League for Democracy (NLD) has demanded her immediate release. It also called upon the military to accept the results of the November election, which saw the NLD win more than 80 percent of the votes.

However, the military has appointed a new election commission and chief of police. The previous commission found no evidence of election fraud.

Myanmar, also known as Burma, was ruled by the armed forces until 2011, when a nominally civilian government was sworn in.

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