Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force

In this image taken from MRTV video, part of a public announcement from the State Administration Council warning against the general strike planned Feb. 22 appears on screen in English text during the MRTV evening news bulletin that aired late Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 in Myanmar. A call for a Monday general strike by demonstrators in Myanmar protesting the military’s Feb. 1 seizure of power has been met by the ruling junta with a thinly veiled threat to use lethal force, raising the possibility of major clashes.