Protest

08
May
6:08 UTC

Myanmar Tactical: Protests against military regime ongoing in multiple areas as of afternoon hours (local time) on May 8; avoid all travel

Please be advised:

  • Multiple anti-coup demonstrations are ongoing across the country during the afternoon hours (local time) on May 8. 
  • A protest is currently underway in Mandalay region’s Nyaung-U town. Several strikes were also recorded in Yangon’s South Okkalapa Township, Kachin State’s HpaKant Township, across Mandalay City, Magway region’s Myaing Township, among others during the morning hours on May 8.
  • Multiple explosions were recorded in Shewgu Township, Kachin State near the compound of Military Security Affairs at approximately 12:30 on the same day. Explosions were also reported in Yangon’s Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township during the early morning hours on May 8.

Recommendations:

  1. Avoid all travel to Myanmar over the coming days due to the extreme risk of civil unrest and political instability.
  2. Those currently residing in Myanmar are advised to evacuate at the earliest possible convenience and remain updated on potential port and border closures.
  3. Those who are unable to evacuate are advised to stock up on adequate supplies of food, water, medicine, and any other essential goods for at least a week, and remain ready to evacuate the country, given the growing threat of violent civil unrest.
  4. Avoid all government buildings and protests due to the risks of violence by both anti-government protesters and security forces.
  5. Take necessary precautions, including ensuring that you have access to a prepaid Wi-Fi hub, mobile hotspot, or alternate internet system, due to anticipated disruptions.
  6. Those operating in Myanmar are advised to consult with us at [email protected] or +44 20-3540-0434.
COUNTRY RISK LEVEL High
AFFECTED AREA Myanmar
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Extreme
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible

Please be advised:

  • Multiple anti-coup demonstrations are ongoing across the country during the afternoon hours (local time) on May 8. 
  • A protest is currently underway in Mandalay region’s Nyaung-U town. Several strikes were also recorded in Yangon’s South Okkalapa Township, Kachin State’s HpaKant Township, across Mandalay City, Magway region’s Myaing Township, among others during the morning hours on May 8.
  • Multiple explosions were recorded in Shewgu Township, Kachin State near the compound of Military Security Affairs at approximately 12:30 on the same day. Explosions were also reported in Yangon’s Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township during the early morning hours on May 8.

Recommendations:

  1. Avoid all travel to Myanmar over the coming days due to the extreme risk of civil unrest and political instability.
  2. Those currently residing in Myanmar are advised to evacuate at the earliest possible convenience and remain updated on potential port and border closures.
  3. Those who are unable to evacuate are advised to stock up on adequate supplies of food, water, medicine, and any other essential goods for at least a week, and remain ready to evacuate the country, given the growing threat of violent civil unrest.
  4. Avoid all government buildings and protests due to the risks of violence by both anti-government protesters and security forces.
  5. Take necessary precautions, including ensuring that you have access to a prepaid Wi-Fi hub, mobile hotspot, or alternate internet system, due to anticipated disruptions.
  6. Those operating in Myanmar are advised to consult with us at [email protected] or +44 20-3540-0434.
COUNTRY RISK LEVEL High
AFFECTED AREA Myanmar
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Extreme
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible