Unions call for total strike in Myanmar; Party official dies in custodY – The Jerusalem Post

People flash three-finger salutes as they attend a funeral of U Khin Maung Latt, 58, a National League for Democracy (NLD)'s ward chairman, in Yangon, Myanmar, March 7, 2021. (photo credit: REUTERS) Myanmar’s major trade unions called on members to shut down the economy from Monday to support a campaign against last month’s coup, turning up the pressure on the junta as security forces cracked down on demonstrators staging widespread protests.

“To continue economic and business activities as usual…will only benefit the military as they repress the energy of the Myanmar people,” an alliance of nine unions said. Source: Unions call for total strike in Myanmar; Party official dies in custod – The Jerusalem Post