Myanmar protesters face-off with armed police amid tense scene in Yangon

Footage shows protesters facing off with armed riot police during tense scenes in downtown Yangon, Myanmar today (February 27). Also in other parts of Yangon today, armed officers stormed into the Ocean Plaza in Tamwe township as crowds sheltered there shortly after midday. Several people were dragged out of the building and beaten before being lead away. Smoke bombs were thrown and gunshots were fired to disperse crowds – sparking panic as protesters fled. The unrest came almost a month after the military ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyo and seized power with a brutal coup. The Nobel Peace Prize Laurette has not been seen or heard from since amid fears she is being forcibly detained along with other civilian politicians from the elected administration.