Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from March, 2021
Images and videos of the brutality unleashed by Myanmar's military are widely shared on social media. Despite the terror tactics, pro-democracy forces are fighting back.
Myanmar's security forces have become more brutal in suppressing the anti-coup movement but protesters have devised creative and unusual tactics to survive and avoid the riot police.
"Exchanges among activists could help reflect on the inadequacy of local protests and develop a wider horizon in understanding the significance of the pro-democracy movement in Asia."
"These shooting[s] are totally unacceptable. They are not dispersing the protests. They are just murdering the people with violence."
Myanmar protesters are being killed for resisting the military government. As violence continues to worsen, many are appealing for urgent UN intervention.
"The protests have also been highly inclusive, welcoming people representing a diversity of professions and identities, including people from a range of religious faiths and from the LGBTQ community."
"They are so determined to see the death of the military dictatorship, there is simply no way their movement can die."
From the coup to violent crackdowns and arrests, February 202a was a month of turmoil in Myanmar. But the people are fighting back.
“If we don’t resist out of fear, we would be enslaved by them. I believe others will move the protest ahead even if I am taken down.”