Myanmar protesters leave Sanchaung district in Yangon after being trapped: activists

Protester run from police during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

(Reuters) – Hundreds of young Myanmar protesters who had been trapped by security forces in the Sanchaung district of Yangon have been able to leave the area, activists said on Tuesday.

Youth activist Shar Ya Mone said by telephone she had been in a building with about 15 to 20 others, but had now been able to go home. Another protester posted on social media that they had been able to leave the area at around 5 A.M. after security forces left two hours earlier.