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Protesters marching in Yangon for a second consecutive day on Sunday carried red balloons – the colour of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) – and chanted, “We don’t want military dictatorship! We want democracy!”

hey walked in the bright sunshine down the middle of the road, waving NLD flags and making the three-figure salute that has become a symbol of protest against the February 1 coup. Drivers honked their horns and passengers held up photos of Aung San Suu Kyi.

“We will move forward and keep demanding until we get democracy. Down with the military dictatorship,” protester Myo Win, 37, told AFP news agency.

According to an Australia-based Monash IT Observatory group, a significant drop in internet connectivity was observed in several cities, including Yangon, Mandalay, Kachin, Magway, Bago, Kayah, and Mon, since 7:00 a.m. local time (0030GMT).

“Protests erupted in three different localities in Yangon, with police blocking a rally led by industrial workers,” the freelancer said.

The biggest rally in the city was held at the University of Yangon where thousands of protesters gathered against the coup, Kyaw Ye Lynn reported from the scene.