On Armed Forces day, Min Aung Hlaing, the leader of Myanmar's ruling military junta, said the armed forces will "annihilate" groups seeking to overthrow his government.
The junta leader made the remarks at a parade marking Armed Forces Day. The military took over the country on February 1st, 2021 after the November election saw the Aung San Suui Kyi lead National League for Democracy win in a landslide election. The military claimed that the election was fraudulant. On the day that the parliament was to sit for the first time, the military arrested all of the leaders including Aung San Suui Kyi and the elected President Win Myint. Since then there have been nationwide protests and groups forming armed militias to fight against the military.