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The Myanmar Project: Streets of protest (11)

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 eleventh series, back to Yangon & Monywa.
  1. 13/03 - The protesters are back in Yangon streets to form frontlines with glass-mirroring hand made shields in the hope to reflect the sunlight towards soldiers and policemen. 

  2. 13/03 - The protesters are back in Yangon to form frontlines with glass-mirroring hand made shields in the hope to reflect the sunlight towards soldiers and policemen. 

  3. 13/03 - Protesters spray-paint the face of junta leader Min Aung Hlaing who took power in a coup on Feb 1st. For soldiers to step on it while breaking the crowd would be considered hugely disrespectful. 

  4. 13/03 - Protesters spray-paint the face of junta leader Min Aung Hlaing who took power in a coup on Feb 1st, next to the word 'Terrorist'. For soldiers to step on it while breaking the crowd would be considered hugely disrespectful in Southeast Asian Buddhist culture. 

  5. 13/03 - Night protest at 8.30 pm at Kyauk Myaung, Yangon. The protest has been brutally repressed in the daytime. 

  6. 13/03 - Night protest at 8.30 pm at  Kyauk Myaung, Yangon. 

  7. 13/03 - Night protest at 8.30 pm at  Kyauk Myaung, Yangon. 

  8. 16/03 - People gather for another day of protest in Kyauk Myaung, Yangon and prepare bags of water to splash in the event of the police launching tear gas in the crowd. 

  9. 16/03 - People lay flowers on a memorial for Khant Nyar Hein, a 19 yo medical student whose family migrated from China. He was killed by soldiers in a street in Tamwe, Yangon on March 14th, one of the deadliest day since the coup.   

  10. 16/03 - People gather for another day of protest in Kyauk Myaung, Yangon. Six people were arrested on this day and one young man had his jaw tore into pieces by a live bullet. For two weeks, protests have been very dangerous as soldiers and policemen shoot on sight in the city.  

  11. 17/03 - Authorities forces put fire to the barricades built by residents to block the access to their neighbourhoods in Kyauk Myaung, Yangon. 

  12. 17/03 - Fifty to sixty soldiersare on the look for protesters who had to hide for hours in flats before being able to come out. One young man was arrested in the neighbourhood on this day. 

  13. 17/03 - Fifty to sixty soldiers roam the streets of Kyauk Myaung, Yangon, warning people that they will come back and shoot anyone in the neighbourhood if residents keep building barricades. 

  14. 15/03 - In Monywa, people blocked the branch roads with sandbags to prevent the army and police vehicles from entering the town, which was successful on this day. 

  15. 15/03 - In Monywa, people blocked the branch roads with sandbags to prevent the army and police vehicles from entering the town, which was successful on this day. 

  16. 15/03 - In Monywa, protesters march in the branch roads because the main roads were closed by army and police. 

     

  17. 15/03 - In Monywa, people blocked the branch roads with sandbags to prevent the army and police vehicles from entering the town, which was successful on this day. 

  18. 15/03 - In Monywa, people blocked the branch roads with sandbags to prevent the army and police vehicles from entering the town, which was successful on this day. 

  19. 15/03 - In Monywa, people blocked the branch roads with sandbags to prevent the army and police vehicles from entering the town, which was successful on this day. 

  20. 15/03 - In Monywa, people blocked the branch roads with sandbags to prevent the army and police vehicles from entering the town, which was successful on this day. 

  21. 15/03 - People blocked the branch roads with sandbags to prevent the army and police vehicles from entering the town, which was successful on this day.

    On the morning of March 21st, a frontline protester named Min Min Zaw was killed by the junta’s armed forces in Monywa, Sagaing. He was shot in the head while he was preparing similar street barricades for a protest to start, a local doctor on strike said. Snipers have been seen shooting at passers-by in the town and at least three people were injured. 

  22. 20/03 - Kyaung Myaung, Yangon, 11 am.

    Police open fire and launch tear gas as protesters armed with make shift safety gear and sticks tried to block the road.

  23. 20/03 - Kyaung Myaung, Yangon, 11 am.

    Police open fire and launch tear gas as protesters armed with make shift safety gear and sticks tried to block the road. People have been snatched from their homes from the soldiers, who forced them to remove barricades and scratch posters of Min Aung Hlaing, the general who seized pozer in a coup on Feb 1st, at gunpoint. 

  24. 20/03 - Kyaung Myaung, Yangon, 11 am.

    Police open fire and launch tear gas as protesters armed with make shift safety gear and sticks tried to block the road. On this day, Ko Thet Paing Soe, 28, was killed by soldiers during crackdown on Thatipahtan Strike. Family members cremated him the day after as they feared his body would be taken away by authorities, as dozens of families have reported. 

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