Police used water cannon Monday on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar’s capital, according to witnesses.
“Police used water cannon to clear the (road),” Naypyidaw resident Kyaw Kyaw, who had joined the protest, told AFP.
A photographer also witnessed the incident, the first reported use of water cannon against protesters since rallies kicked off three days ago.
Massive crowds joined anti-coup protests across Myanmar as workers went on a nationwide strike, demanding the release of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the return of democracy.
“We are joining the protest to end the military dictatorship,” Kyaw Kyaw said.