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The Myanmar Project: Streets of protest (5)

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 fifth series, back to Thandwe (Rakhine) & Pyay (Bago Region).
  1. 11/02/2021 -  Thandwe, southern Rakhine State. Several people have been arrested in the last days in the town, most of them released after hundreds of civilians protested in front of the police station. 

  2. 11/02/2021 - Protest in Thandwe, Rakhine State.

  3. Protest in Thandwe, Rakhine State

  4. The three-finger salute has become the symbol of resistance against the army coup. 

  5. The cooking Chef Association of the district came out to protest in working clothes. 

  6. The cooking Chef Association of the district came out to protest in working clothes. 

  7. Protesters gathered around a man wearing a furry costume and giving a speech. 

  8. Thandwe, southern Rakhine State. 

  9. Thandwe, southern Rakhine state. 

  10. Thandwe, southern Rakhine state. 

  11. Thandwe, southern Rakhine state. 

  12. Thandwe, southern Rakhine state. 

  13. Thandwe, southern Rakhine state. 

  14. Protesters disguised as ghosts walk with people holding 'Fake MRTV News' posters, the official state TV channel. 

  15. Thandwe, Rakhine State

  16. Thandwe, Rakhine State. 

  17. 18/02/2021 - Pyay, Bago Region : Protesters gathered in front of the Myanmar Economic Bank to convince employees to join the Civil Disobedience Movement as they work behind closed doors under army surveillance. 

  18. 18/02/2021 - Pyay, Bago Region : Protesters gathered in front of the Myanmar Economic Bank to convince employees to join the Civil Disobedience Movement as they work behind closed doors under army surveillance. 

  19. 18/02/2021 - Pyay, Bago Region : Protesters gathered in front of the Myanmar Economic Bank to convince employees to join the Civil Disobedience Movement as they work behind closed doors under army surveillance. 

  20. 18/02/2021 - Protesters gathered in Pyay, Bago Region. 

  21. 18/02/2021 - Protesters gathered in Pyay, Bago Region. 

  22. 13/02/2021 - Protesters gathered in Pyay against the coup d'Etat and the night arrests which started since Feb 1st. Almost 600 people have been arrested and for most, their situation and location is unknown. 

  23. Some protesters across Myanmar request direct intervention from EU and US to restore democracy in the country. 

  24. Protesters ask for the liberation of Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the winning party NLD, arrested in the morning of Feb 1st by soldiers.  

  25. 21/02/2021 - Pyay, Bago region : A vigil in memory of Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing, a 20 y.o. girl who passed away after having been shot by a policeman during a demonstration in the capital Nay Pyi Daw, the first official victim of the repression against the Civil Disobedience Movement.

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