Myanmar coup: military expands internet shutdown

New cuts affect wireless broadband services and come as UN security council expresses ‘deep concern’ at the ‘rapidly deteriorating situation’

Myanmar’s military junta has expanded an internet shutdown, further stifling access to information in the country, where hundreds of people have been killed and disappeared following a coup in February.

On Thursday night, ahead of the new restrictions, people rushed to share links to radio channels and communication apps that function offline. On the streets, protesters held a vigil, using candles to spell the words “We will never surrender”.

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