The armed forces comprise seized energy in Myanmar and detained the nation’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and diverse democratically-elected figures.
Troops are patrolling the streets and an evening-time curfew is in drive along with a one-yr relate of emergency.
US President Joe Biden has raised the prospective of most modern sanctions.
The navy alleges the most modern election victory by Ms Suu Kyi’s celebration used to be undermined by fraud. She has suggested her supporters to “relate against the coup”.
Myanmar, additionally generally known as Burma, used to be dominated by the military till 2011. After democratic reforms, Aung San Suu Kyi used to be in partial retain watch over with the military’s agreement.
After spending 15 years under house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi used to be hailed world wide as a symbol of democracy and awarded the Nobel Peace prize. Nonetheless her leadership and recognition were broken after she defended the navy’s brutal medication of Myanmar’s minority neighborhood of Rohingya Muslims.
Huw Edwards provides BBC Files at Ten reporting by Fergal Keane.
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