04:00 PM, 02 March 2021 News Briefing

  • The Violent crackdowns have continued until this noon, and anti-coup protesters rally again peacefully across the country. There have reportedly been wound cases among them 3 people are under critical condition today in Kalay, Sagaing region due to the crackdowns, along with a lot of people continuing to be arrested during the demonstrations, and there have not been confirmed death yet, today, 5p.m local time. 
  • Police and military cracked down on the hundreds of thousands of protesters in Kalay, Sagaing region this morning by using water cannons and firing smoke grenades, a total of 5 protesters were injured and 3 out of 5 were in critical condition.
  • Kachin State Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Dashi La Sai, charged under section 505(b) of the Penal Code, was arraigned on the evening of Mar 1, said his lawyer.
  • Dr. Arkar Moe Thu, a professor at the Department of Oriental Studies, Yangon University, has been arrested by three armed men in mufti at around 8 am today (Mar 2) while teachers and students were gathering to protest near RC 2 in Yangon, a witness teacher confirmed.
  • In Hpa-an, Kayin state, security forces used tear gas and fired to disperse the anti-military regime demonstrations on the morning of Mar 1, at least 100 protesters were arrested and some were injured, said a CDM health worker.
  • Nearly 300 protesters from Kamayut, Hlaing, Sanchaung, Kyimyindaing, Tamwe, Alone, Thingangyun townships’ strikes, detained in the Insein Prison, were released this early morning and sent to their respective township police stations, the department of prisons said that families have to get them back at the local police stations. In addition, more than 200 protesters from Tharkayta’s strike and 7 teachers, violently arrested near Yangon Regional Education Office were released.
  • Hundreds of thousands of people attended today the funeral of a 23-year-old network engineer, Nyi Nyi Aung Htet Naing, who was shot dead by security forces during the Feb.28 protest against the military dictatorship, held in Hlawkar Cemetery, Yangon.
  • In Kachin state, forest department staff led by Bamaw District Chief Forest Officer announced on Monday that they will resume their duties after the return of the civilian elected government and continue the civil disobedience movement. 
  • 24 Myanmar nationals were arrested yesterday for illegally crossing the border into western Thailand, according to Bangkok Post.
  • In Ayeyarwady region, 18 protesters in Ingapu township have been charged under section 505(a) of the Penal Code and were remanded in Ingapu township court.
  • It is reported that the Myanmar Herald (Than Taw Sint) reporter, Ko Ye Yint Tun, who was arrested while covering protests in Pathein, Ayeyarwady region, has been sent to Pathein prison on March 1.
  • Security forces including soldiers from 77th Light Infantry Division and plainclothes dispersed the protesters in Ywama Kyaung road, Hlaing township, Yangon, today by using tear gas, smoke grenades, and firing during the crackdown, at least 5 protesters were arrested.

The table below gives the information about the violently crackdowned areas in 12 townships of 6 states & regions in the country yesterday(Mar.1). There were no confirmed deaths yesterday. 

S & RTownships
YangonHlaing 
 Sanchaung
 North Dagon
 KyaukTaDa
KachinMyit Kyi Na
SagaingShwe Bo
 Mon Ywar
 Kalay
BagoTaungoo
ShanLarShio
AyeyarwadyPathein