Army-backed residents have staged a joyous procession over the arrest of Myanmar’s state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.
Members of some self-proclaimed nationalist groups rallied in support of a military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday (February 1st). They sang hymns near the tombs of the martyrs outside the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Citing one among the cheers, the US press agency AP reported that they might visit other parts of the town as a part of the festivities. For the past three days, members of the nationalist group are campaigning in support of the military in various parts of Yangon.
sparked protests not only in Yangon but also elsewhere. They reacted by holding a joyous procession on the highway in small trucks.
Earlier within the day, the military detained the country’s top leaders, including President Win Mint and ruling party leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won a landslide victory within the November 8 election. A majority in parliament requires 322 seats, although the NLD gets 346. it had been alleged to be the primary session of the newly elected parliament. Before that, the military took power in their favor.