The office of the National League for Democracy headed by the ousted state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was raided by the military authorities on Tuesday night. The military and police authorities broke into the headquarters of NLD in Yangon and a nearby regional office, reports AFP. The raid follows widespread demonstrations against the military government in Myanmar on Tuesday.
Protests have resumed in Mandalay, Yangon and several other regions of Myanmar on Wednesday morning. Students and workers demonstrated in Yangon region demanding the military to step down and release the political leaders detained after the military take over on Feb 1. Government employees also took part in demonstrations against the military government in the capital city Naypyitaw on Wednesday.
Earlier, on Tuesday, the UN in Myanmar had expressed strong concern at the use of force against the demonstrators in Myanmar. New Zealand announced that it is suspending all high level political and military contact with Myanmar. The US state department announced that it was reviewing assistance to ensure those responsible for the coup face ‘significant consequences’, reports Reuters.
On Tuesday, four people were injured, one of them seriously, when police fired rubber bullets and water cannons against the protestors in Naypyitaw. The government claimed that four police officers were hurt and police vehicles damaged in Mandalay due to attacks by the protesters.