Myanmar: tanks roll into cities ahead of expected internet shutdown

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Diplomats warn ‘the world is watching’ amid fears for fate of pro-democracy protesters

Military vehicles have rolled into several cities in Myanmar ahead of an internet shutdown expected tonight that has prompted fears for the fate of protesters and warnings by diplomats that “the world is watching”.

Armoured cars appeared on the streets of Yangon, Myitkyina and Sittwe on Sunday, live footage broadcast online by local media showed, in the heaviest show of force so far by the military since it staged a coup on 1 February.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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