For nearly a month there have been protests in the Asian country of Myanmar.
On February 1, Myanmar’s military took over the country, driving army vehicles into cities and cutting off the internet.
People in that country have been protesting a military coup. As the number of protesters has grown, the military has become more violent in its response.
Yesterday was the deadliest day with 114 people killed.
The military say that last November’s elections, which Ms. Suu Kyi’s party easily won, weren’t fair. Many people think the military were scared that Ms. Suu Kyi’s popularity might weaken their power.
Many protesters support Ms. Suu Kyi. But most protesters are also fighting for bigger ideas, like freedom and democracy.
Police have used tear gas, rubber bullets, and, recently, real bullets on the protesters. Still, the protests continue. Leaders around the world have condemned the military’s actions. So far, neither side seems likely to give up.
Where is Myanmar?
Myanmar is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by Bangladesh and India.
As of 2017, the population was about 54 million.