Myanmar protesters blocked Yangon roads with their cars, pretending it has “broken down” on Wednesday to block the police and army trucks moving around to stop the protest.
Thousands of Burmese have attended the protest demanding the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other National League for Democracy (NLD) members that have been detained by the military.
The protest comes a day after Suu Kyi was handed a second criminal charge.
The “broken-down car campaign” had quickly spread after the military’s overnight block on the Internet was lifted. Also, plenty of pictures online of vehicles with raised bonnets and clogging streets due to cars block have been posted.
During the protest, there were also sidecars and motorcycles which were also “broken down.”
Sithu Maung, elected NLD member told protesters at the Sule Pagoda, a central protest site in the main city of Yangon that they love democracy.
“We love democracy and hate the junta… We must be the last generation to experience a coup,” Maung said.
Also, Khin Sandar, a senior member of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy posted on Facebook, “Let’s gather in millions to take down dictators.”
The campaign aimed to draw huge crowds in Yangon showing the opposition to the army’s overthrow and arrest of Suu Kyi.