Arrested journalist claimed that people had been beaten


To disperse protesting crowds, the Myanmar police on Tuesday open fired, sprayed water cannons and resorted to using rubber bullets.

Following the recent Military coup in Myanmar on February 1, the south-east Asian nation is witnessing the biggest protests in more than a decade.

According to the British media portal Sky news, as many as 27 people have been arrested including a journalist who claimed that the demonstrators had been battered.

Major protests are being held by Myanmar nationals across major cities including Mandalay and Naypyitaw against the recent military prohibition on peaceful public gathering that outlaws rallies of more than five individuals in addition a 8 pm to 4am curfew in place.

Elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, too has been detained on charges of illegally importing six walkie-talkies.