Fahmida Tisha of DOT
 Yesterday, Myanmar police started dispersing pro-democracy demonstrators as enterprises across the world shut down in a general strike called to condemn the military coup, ignoring the authorities’ warning that confrontation could cost lives, report of Reuters. The junta has refused to deter regular demonstrations and a civil disobedience campaign three weeks after assuming office, calling for the reversal of the Feb. 1 coup and the release of elected chief Aung San Suu Kzi. Yesterday, demonstrations took place in cities and towns throughout the country, from the northern hills on the Chinese frontier to the central plains, the Irrawaddy River Delta, and the southern tip of the panhandle, social media photographs revealed. A police water cannon truck and several other cars closed in to break up a procession of screaming demonstrators in the capital, Naypyitaw, where the army is headquartered, who fled as police pursued them on foot, wrestling many to the ground.
 A woman said in a video clip posted on Facebook, “They’re chasing and arresting us. We’re just protesting peacefully,”