United Nations’ Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he was “deeply concerned” about the situation in Myanmar “including the increasing use of force and the reported deployment of additional armoured vehicles to major cities.” Al Jazeera reports that Western embassies – from the European Union, the United Kingdom, Canada and 11 other nations – earlier released a statement calling on security forces to “refrain from violence against demonstrators and civilians, who are protesting the overthrow of their legitimate government”. This after Armoured vehicles rolled into cities, and internet access was largely cut off amid fears of a crackdown on anti-coup protesters after nine days of mass demonstrations demanding a return to civilian rule.