Peaceful protests grow in Myanmar after military coup despite junta stepping up arrests

#Myanmar residents are staging further protests just days after the country’s army overthrew #Aung Suu San Kyi’s government in a #coup, a move that sparked international condemnation. Hundreds of Burmese are taking part in peaceful protests, including in the tightly controlled capital as well as the country’s biggest city of #Yangon and elsewhere. The army is nevertheless stepping up its crackdown, arresting further officials.