Stories about Myanmar's Spring Revolution
"We need international support to increase that momentum. We can end the suffering if the military faces domestic and international pressure."
"The hardships we face each day are nothing compared to the lives of those who gave up life and limb and those who have been imprisoned."
"I know my strength is not [in military activities] . . . I see myself as a pillar to help the revolution be victorious."
"I want people to know that showing solidarity isn't an expensive act. It can be done in so many ways if you don't limit yourself."
"Without letting me sleep, they interrogated me for three days. I requested water, which they allowed me only on the third day. I had food only on the fourth day."
For Myanmar's citizens, General Min Aung Hlaing's birthday on July 3 was an occasion to vent anger over the February 1 coup and the military's deadly response to anti-coup resistance.
"We're all just waiting for the knock on the door. Sometimes you hear footsteps on the stairs, it's like they're coming for you: you have this feeling all the time."
In Myanmar's history, poets have shown solidarity with the ordinary people and have been at the frontline in every revolution.
"The soldiers we saw when we were young were loved by the people. But what they are doing now is just opposite of what I believe and ... want to...
Learn more about the common acronyms used by Myanmar protesters, their meaning, and significance to the coup and the democracy movement.