February 2021

February 1, 2021

Military staged a coup, arresting President U Win Myint, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and declared a one-year state of emergency.

February 2, 2021

State Administrative Council (SAC) was formed with 11 members and Min Aung Hlaing chaired the council. Doctors from Mandalay initiated Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). People started banging pots and pans across the country at 8 pm.

February 3, 2021

Myanmar police filed charges against Aung San Suu Kyi by import act and President Win Myint for violating covid restrictions. Soldiers and police forces raided NLD offices in several regions. Junta blocked Facebook, Messenger and WhatsApp services.

February 4, 2021

A group of protesters from Mandalay took the streets as the beginning of peaceful protests.

February 5, 2021

Teachers and some government workers joined CDM. USDP and other 22 parties announced that they would cooperate with the military. NLD parliamentarians formed a 15- person committee called Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) with elected MPs, 2 more ethnic representatives joined later on making 17 members in total and ethnic balanced.

February 6, 2021

Junta banned the entire internet access. People from Yangon and other cities joined peaceful protests against military coup. A fake news spread out across the country that Aung San Suu Kyi was released, sending thousands of people on the street to celebrate.

February 7, 2021

Tens of thousands of people took the streets to protest as a first major movement across the country. Internet was restored at 2:00 PM.

February 8, 2021

Junta imposed 8 PM to 4 AM curfew in Yangon, Mandalay and other townships, and banned gatherings of more than five people. Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing made his first appearance on live broadcast TV after coup and promised to hold new election in a year.

February 9, 2021

Police conducted a violent crackdown in Naypyidaw, using live rounds for the first time since the coup. CRPH signed a directive that extended the term of state counselor for another five years.

February 11, 2021

Ming Aung Hlaing urged government employees to return to work.

February 12, 2021

Police arrested citizens at night without proper legal procedures, targeting civil servants who were taking parts in CDM. Myint Thu, Myanmar’s rep to UN spoke at Human Right Councils and sided with Junta before quitting from his post a couple of days later.

February 13, 2021

Min Aung Hlaing signed a directive that ordered 23,000 prisoners to be released across the country. People around the Yangon city formed their own night watch forces to protect CDM staffs and to prevent convicts from creating chaos. Western Ambassadors issued a joint statement addressed to Military Junta to refrain from violence against demonstrators and civilians.

February 14, 2021

Internet access was cut from 1 am and restored at 9:30 am across the country.

February 15, 2021

Judge extended Aung San Suu Kyi’s two-week detention by two days.

February 16, 2021

Police filed a second charge against Aung San Suu Kyi for allegedly violating the country’s Natural Disaster Law.

February 17, 2021

Demonstrators in Yangon initiated car broke down campaign, leaving their cars in the middle of streets and bridges with the hooks up as if they were broken to prevent government staffs going to work and to block police trucks.

February 20, 2021

Military and Police forces opened fire on striking workers and other protesters at Yadanarbon shipyard, Mandalay, killing at least two people; Ko Wai Yan Tun & Ko Yar Zar Aung and wounding 20 more.

February 22, 2021

Millions of people joined 22222 movement across the country. Nearly 200 protestors were arrested in Nay Pyi Taw, Pyinmana.

February 23, 2021

CRPH in Myanmar announced the appointments of U Htin Lin Aung as Special Representative of CRPH and Dr Sa Sa as the Special Envoy of the CRPH to the UN.

February 25, 2021

Police and military used excessive force in Tamwe Township, cracking down the residents who were protesting in their own township against military’s appointed general administrative officers.

February 26, 2021

Police and military used forces to break protest scenes in Yangon and Mandalay. U Kyaw Moe Tun, Myanmar’s rep to UN spoke at informal UN general assembly and expressed his standing with the people of Myanmar

February 27, 2021

Nationwide crackdown carried out of police, soliders and plain clothed thugs in Yangon, Mandalay, Monywa, Myeik.


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