More than a dozen police trucks with four water cannons were deployed near Sule Pagoda in the capital, where many of pro-democracy protests have been taking place.
"As part of today's actions, USAID [U.S. Agency for International Development] will redirect $42.4 million of assistance away from work that benefits the Government of Burma," the White House wrote in a statement on Thursday.
"The strong and unified message emerging from the United States has been essential…to encourage other countries to join us in pressing for immediate return to democracy," the president said.
The Mynamar military issued a coup against the country's elected leaders on Monday, prompting health care workers to mobilize widespread protests across the nation.
Nobody in the world who values human rights and the rule of law likes what is going on in the streets of Myanmar's capital city right now.
The incident took place in the Rakhine state, which has been in conflict due to the ongoing civil war between Myanmar's military and Arakan Army rebels.
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The Rohingya crisis led more thousands march on the Myanmar embassy in Bangladesh on Monday — but there's no end in sight for what a U.N. official has called "ethnic cleansing."
Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to speak on Tuesday for the first time since the crisis.
Over 400,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh after a military crackdown.
Ramzan Kadyrov appealed to Putin for help and condemned the persecution of the Rohingya people.
The Rohingya Muslims are one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in the world.
China conducted joint air and land drills near its unstable border with Myanmar as Beijing stressed national security.
Bangladesh first proposed the plan in 2015, prompting anger among rights groups.
The military launched an offensive against the minority group in October.