Myanmar’s military announced a state of emergency on Monday morning, in a declaration signed by First Vice President Myint Swe, who will now be serving as Myanmar’s acting president.
Newly released footage published on social media shows Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw after after Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as President Win Myint and other members of the ruling National League for Democracy party were detained.
Strong presence of the military on the city’s street can be seen on the video.
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A state of emergency was announced on military-owned Myawaddy TV in a declaration signed by First Vice President Myint Swe, who will now be serving as Myanmar’s acting president.
In January, Myanmar’s military raised the prospect of a coup d’etat after what they believed was widespread voter fraud during the 8 November election, the country’s second general election since the end of military rule in 2011.