The protest at the power plant was far from the only incident seen across Myanmar, as vast numbers of people flouted anti-demonstration orders to march today against the military takeover.
United Nations' Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a released statement that he was "deeply concerned" about the situation in the country, "including the increasing use of force and the reported deployment of additional armored vehicles to major cities". Attempts by United States authorities to contact her have been rejected by the military.
Naypyitaw: Security forces in Myanmar deployed extra troops and armoured vehicles around the country on Monday after cutting off access to the nation's Internet.
Meanwhile, the detention of Myanmar's former de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been extended until Wednesday, as opposed to Monday, as previously thought, her lawyer said.
"Patrolling with armoured vehicles means they are threatening people", said 46-year-old Nyein Moe, among the more than 1,000 gathered Monday in front of the Central Bank, staring down armoured vehicles parked there.
The junta apparently searched the headquarters of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party on Monday.
They chanted "End military dictatorship" as the officers stood guard. "Now everything is settled".
"I am legally allowed to see them as I will be representing them".
On Tuesday, another internet blackout blanketed Myanmar, dropping connectivity to 15 percent of ordinary levels, according to UK-based monitoring group NetBlocks.
The majority of people in attendance Monday said they have family in Myanmar whom they are unable to contact, after the military cut off phone and Internet service in the country.
While it was unclear how the disaster law applied in Suu Kyi's case, it has been used against deposed president Win Myint - also arrested on Feb 1 - relating to a campaign event that the junta alleges broke coronavirus-related restrictions.
The envoy noted that such shutdowns "hurt key sectors, including banking, and heighten domestic tensions".
Khin Maung Zaw said he still doesn't know which court in Naypyitaw Win Htein will be tried at.
An armoured vehicle drives past the Sule Pagoda Sunday, following days of mass protests against the military coup. Demonstrators still took to the streets on Monday despite the military presence.
A demonstration led by student groups in Naypyidaw was met with force after the gathering had retreated.
Police opened fire to disperse protesters at a power plant in northern Myanmar on Sunday (local time) during a ninth day of anti-coup demonstrations against the military coup, which derailed the Southeast Asian country's tentative transition to democracy.
Journalists on the scene also said police had beaten them in the melee.
The military also blocked the internet overnight between 1 am and 9 am.
"It's a big worry and concern for the villagers".
A total of 375 people have been detained in relation to the coup as of February 12, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma).
Embassies representing the European Union, Britain, Canada and 11 others called on Sunday on the security forces to "refrain from violence against demonstrators and civilians, who are protesting the overthrow of their legitimate government".
The US embassy advised American citizens to shelter in place and not risk defying an overnight curfew imposed by the regime.