EU sanctions Myanmar junta chief over coup and protest crackdown

Women hold signs in a motorcycle procession against the ongoing coup, from Nyinmaw to Tizit, Myanmar March 17, 2021 in this still image obtained from social media video.
Women hold signs in a motorcycle procession against the ongoing coup, from Nyinmaw to Tizit, Myanmar March 17, 2021 in this still image obtained from social media video. DAWEI WATCH via REUTERS - DAWEI WATCH

The EU placed Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing on an assets freeze and visa ban blacklist Monday over a coup and crackdown on demonstrators, the bloc's official journal said.