The security force members detained the people defying gathering ban in Sangyoung and Kamayut townships of Yangon Region, according to the statement of Myanmar Police Force.
The statement said more than 3,000 people gathered under Myaynigone overfly of Sangyoung Township while more than 3,000 people at Hledan junction of Kamayut Township at 8 am yesterday.
The administrative officials and security force members requested the protest crowds to disperse for many times in accordance with the directives. But the protesters kept protesting shouting out slangs. When the security members tried to disperse the crowd by using shields in accordance with the law, the protesters seemed to attack the security members. Therefore, the police fired sound bombs to disperse the crowds.
The police also removed the vehicles blocked in the middle of the roads.
The police seized 7 cars, 3 motorcycles, 2 bicycles and detained a total of 31 people-30 men and 1 woman. The officials will take action against them in accordance with the law, the statement said.—MNA