04:00 PM, 27 February 2021 News Briefing

  • Riot police were firing shots into the air and set off stun grenades to forcely disperse the crowd protesting against the military, and had arrested the protesters including two journalists who were covering the protests. The streets including lanes of the neighborhood were being blocked and police were trying to arrest anyone who takes to the streets, in Hledan and Myinigone, central Yangon, where the protests were happening until this noon.
  • Police and military block the roads to crackdown the protesters who were making the campaign of boycotting the military-linked products near the Tamwe Ocean shopping center, in Tamwe township, Yangon this noon. Police entered even inside the shopping center to arrest the protesters.
  • At least 10 protesters and a female journalist covering protests in Thitsar Road, in Magway  were forcely arrested on the morning of February 27. 
  • Pakokku, in Magway region, the police forcibly crackdown and about 15 anti-military demonstrators were arrested today.
  • The military and police have been arresting peaceful protesters in Mandalay since the morning of February 27.
  • Despite security forces’ crackdowns in Mandalay, monks staged a peaceful sit-in protest this afternoon in front of the Mya Taung monastery, 35th street, for the overthrow of the military dictatorship. Riot police arrested anti-military protesters this morning and fired slingshots at the journalists.
  • Police raided a house on Bogyoke Road in Kale city, Monyar region for searching and arresting some young protesters who led the strike, according to local sources this morning.
  • The Karen National Union-KNU’s Brigade 5 announced on Feb.26 that it supports the people’s administration programs guided by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Representative Committee (CRPH) as an interim administration in areas outside KNU’s administration. 
  • The UN special envoy to Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener urged the international community not to lend legitimacy or recognition to the military regime due to a clear violation of the constitution, during the informal UN General Assembly meeting on Friday.
  • Daw Win Mya Mya, MP of the National League for Democracy (NLD) who won the Nov election of the Pyithu Hluttaw constituency representing SintKine Township, Mandalay region  was arrested by the military on the morning of February 27.
  • The Dawei Nationalities Party announced on Feb.26 that the expelle of it’s chairman U Aye Min for attending a meeting  held yesterday by the military-formed UEC. The party expressed that it had verified that U Aye Min had attended as his own wish, without informing the party’s central executive committee.