The leader of the coup in Myanmar has made his first TV address, seeking to justify the action amid mass protests.
Min Aung Hlaing said November's election, won in a landslide by the party of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, had been unfair, reports the BBC.
The military has begun to impose restrictions in some areas, including curfews and limits to gatherings.
Huge protests were held on Monday for a third straight day, along with a nationwide strike, to oppose the coup.
The general's speech also drew angry opposition, with images on social media showing people banging pots and pans in protest in front of a television screen.The military seized power last week after claiming, without evidence, that the election was fraudulent.
It also declared a year-long state of emergency in Myanmar, also known as Burma, with power handed over to Gen Min Aung Hlaing.
Ms Suu Kyi and senior leaders of her National League for Democracy Party (NLD), including President Win Myint, have been put under house arrest.
An Australian economic adviser to Ms Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, has also been detained and on Monday his family posted a statement on Facebook calling for his immediate release.