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The Myanmar Project: Streets of protest (12)

Since the military coup on Feb 1st, hundreds of thousands of people have taken the streets to express their anger at the electoral steal and their wish of a federal democracy governed by civilians. These pictures are the fieldwork of recent graduates in journalism who are now covering the protests from all around the country. In the twelfth series, the battle of Yangon & tears in Lashio.
  1. 22/03 : Thuwanna neighbourhood, Yangon. No more protests on the main roads because of the heavy repression, but they continue on the side streets and in markets. 

  2. 22/03 : Thuwanna neighbourhood, Yangon, 4 pm. No more protests on the main roads because of the heavy repression, but they continue on the side streets and in markets. 

  3. 24/03 - Yangon. On the Silent Strike Day, the whole country went to a standstill and no one went out. 

  4. 24/03 - Yangon. On the Silent Strike Day, the whole country went to a standstill and no one went out. 

  5. 24/03 - Yangon. On the Silent Strike Day, the whole country went to a standstill and no one went out. 

  6. 25/03 : Sanchaung Township, Yangon, 6 pm. A small protest by kicking paper balls with the names of military leaders written on it. 

  7. 25/03 : Sanchaung Township, Yangon, 6 pm. A small protest by kicking paper balls with the names of military leaders written on it. The man wears a paper on his back with the message 'MAL is hungry for power'. MAL is the shortened name of Min Aung Hlaing, general who seized power in a coup on Feb 1st. 

  8. 25/03 : Sanchaung Township, Yangon, 6 pm. A small protest by kicking paper balls with the names of military leaders written on it. The man wears a paper on his back with the message 'Zaw Mae Lone - 5 000000 MMK'. (3000 euros)

    Zaw Mae Lone is one of the nicknames given of General Zaw Min Tun, a Burmese army general and incumbent Deputy Minister of Information, concurrently serving as the Chief of the Tatmadaw True News Information Team, and head of the State Administration Council's press team. 

  9. 25/03 : Sanchaung Township, Yangon, 6 pm. A small protest by kicking paper balls with the names of military leaders written on it. The woman wears a paper on her back with the message 'Spring Revolution', one of the names given to the Burmese uprising. 

  10. 27/03 : Thumana Road, Thaketa, Yangon. "Today was so bad, seventy police and military personnel came to crush the protest in this street." March 27th is Armed Forces Day in Myanmar, and while the junta organised a parade in the capital Nay Pyi Daw, more than 150 people were killed by authorities around the country on the bloodiest day since the coup on Feb 1st. 

  11. 27/03 : Thumana Road, Thaketa, Yangon. 

  12. 27/03 : Thumana Road, Thaketa, Yangon. Protestors had to hide for hours in flats as soldiers went on to chase them and burn down the neighbourhood. 

  13. 27/03 - A young man has been shot by soldiers during a demonstration in Thanlyin, Yangon, at 1pm. He was pronounced dead on the spot. 

  14. 27/03 - A young man has been shot by soldiers during a demonstration in Thanlyin, Yangon, at 1pm. He was pronounced dead on the spot. 

  15. 28/03 : A young man who was gunshot four times in the thigh during a protest three days earlier in Thuwanna district, Yangon, lies in hospital. He is still unable to walk.

  16. 27/03 : Lashio, Shan State. Mine Min Naung, law student, ethnic Ta'ang activist and frontline protester for a federal democracy, was shot in the back during a demonstration which started at 7 am and passed away from his injuries on his way to the hospital. Five people died on Armed Forces Day in Lashio, who has been under intense repression for a month. 

  17. 27/03 : Lashio, Shan State. Mine Min Naung, law student, ethnic Ta'ang activist and frontline protester for a federal democracy, was shot in the back during a demonstration and passed away from his injuries on his way to the hospital. The photographer choose to withhold the most graphic pictures of his wounds. 

  18. 27/03 : Lashio, Shan State. Relatives mourn Mine Min Naung, law student, ethnic Ta'ang activist and frontline protester for a federal democracy, who was shot in the back during a demonstration and passed away from his injuries on his way to the hospital. 

  19. 27/03 : Lashio, Shan State. Relatives mourn Mine Min Naung, law student, ethnic Ta'ang activist and frontline protester for a federal democracy, who was shot in the back during a demonstration and passed away from his injuries on his way to the hospital. 

  20. 27/03 : Lashio, Shan State. Relatives mourn Mine Min Naung, law student, ethnic Ta'ang activist and frontline protester for a federal democracy, who was shot in the back during a demonstration and passed away from his injuries on his way to the hospital. 

  21. 27/03 : Mine Min Naung, law student, ethnic Ta'ang activist and frontline protester for a federal democracy is one of the CDM martyr of Lashio, Shan State. 

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