Terrified Myanmar residents barricade themselves in shop as soldiers charge through streets

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Terrified residents barricaded themselves in a shop as the army charged through the streets during unrest in Myanmar.

Footage shows the trembling family – afriad that the military could attack them – hiding inside their property in Yangon on Tuesday (Mar 2).

The unrest came more than a month after the army ousted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi from power on February 1 and seized control of state operations. The Nobel Peace Prize Laurette was seen in court on Monday.

The total death toll from the protests is unclear – with some reports from local media claiming dozens of people have been killed. Human rights groups have expressed growing concern.

International pressure on Myanmar, still known as Burma, has escalated with the U.S. government warning of sanctions on the country.

Burma was governed by Britain from 1824 to 1948, during which time it became the second-wealthiest country in Southeast Asia but following independence was ruled by the military until 2011 when democratic reforms began. It changed its name to Myanmar.