RT published this video item, entitled “Hundreds of anti-coup protesters detained in March rallies released in Yangon, Myanmar” – below is their description.
More than 700 protesters arrested in early March have been released from prison in Myanmar. All the released detainees had been detained during the ongoing protests that have rocked the country since the February 1 military coup.
A coup d’état or just coup is the removal and seizure of a government and its powers. Typically, it is an illegal, unconstitutional seizure of power by a political faction, the military, or a dictator.
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.