A UN official speaking from Switzerland said 38 people had been killed Wednesday, a figure consistent with other reports though accounts are difficult to confirm inside the country.
Suu Kyi will now be remanded until February 17, according to Khin Maung Zaw, a lawyer asked by Suu Kyi's party to represent her.
Police were arresting protesters and using water cannons to try to disperse the crowd in Mandalay
Bullets, shell casings, and other projectiles were later found by local residents on one of the main streets and shown to journalists.
Biden said he has approved a new executive order enabling the US to immediately sanction the military leaders who directed the coup, their business interests, as well as close family members.
The decrees covering Yangon and Mandalay were issued on a township-by-township basis, and those which have become public so far have the same restrictions.
The call for a general strike was made Sunday by the Civil Disobedience Movement, a loosely organised group leading the resistance to the army's February 1 takeover.
The protesters at a major downtown Yangon intersection chanted slogans, raised a three-finger salute and carried placards saying 'Reject the military coup' and 'Justice for Myanmar'
The NLD won 346 seats in the combined lower and upper houses of the legislature, far above the 322 needed to secure a majority
The ruling NLD has moved a proposal in Myanmar parliament to form a committee to look into changes in the Constitution which it feels is "not in line with the...