Image:Injured demonstrator in Mandalay

Today Myanmar appears headed into a full scale general strike in opposition to the military junta.

At least two people were killed by police and armed forces in Mandalay over the weekend, and thousands gathered on Sunday in Naypyidaw for the funeral of 20-year-old Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, who was shot in the head at protests in the capital.

We spoke to a trade union organiser in Myanmar about the situation faced by trade unionists and other pro democracy protestors

This report was facilitated by  a translator provided by Union Aid Abroad.

Produced By: Rob Osborne

Featured In Story: Kate Lee, Executive officer, Union Aid Abroad, APHEDA, Union Activist in Myanmar, and translator provided by Union Aid Abroad

First aired on The Wire, Monday 22 February 2021