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The Myanmar Project: Streets of protest (14)

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 fourteenth series, holding the ground in Yangon.
  1. 11/04 - Flash strike in Yangon. Despite nightly terror raids led by soldiers at policemen in several neighbourhoods of Yangon, small gatherings of pro-democracy protestors happen in a different creative way every day in the city and other parts of the country.  

  2. 11/04 - Flash strike in Yangon. 

  3. 11/04 - Flash strike in Yangon. 

  4. 15/04 - Yangon. People gather on bicycle in the neighbourhood in Thuwanna to celebrate a "Revolutionary Thingyan". 

    Thingyan (သင်္ကြန်) is the Burmese New Year Festival that usually occurs in middle of April. It is a Buddhist festival celebrated over a period of four to five days, culminating in the New Year, but was replaced by a Silent Revolution this year in protest of the coup and to pay homage to the fallen people. 

  5. 15/04 - Yangon. People gather on bicycle in the neighbourhood in Thuwanna to celebrate a "Revolutionary Thingyan" and launch the Red Movement. Messages read: "The people must be governed by the red color. They can't control us". 

  6. 15/04 - Yangon, Thuwanna, "Revolutionary Thingyan.

  7. 15/04 - Yangon. People gather on bicycle in the neighbourhood in Thuwanna to celebrate a "Revolutionary Thingyan" and launch the Red Movement. 

  8. 15/04 - Yangon. People gather on bicycle and trishaw in the neighbourhood in Thuwanna to celebrate a "Revolutionary Thingyan" and launch the Red Movement. 

  9. 15/04 - Yangon. People gather on bicycle and trishaw in the neighbourhood in Thuwanna to celebrate a "Revolutionary Thingyan" and launch the Red Movement. 

  10. 15/04 - Yangon. Young men hold a red board with the message "Revolutionary Thingyan". 

  11. 17/04 - Yangon, Thuwanna. Students march in support of the NGU (National Government Union), a parallel government formed by the CRPH on April 16th.

  12. 17/04 - Yangon, Thuwanna. Students march in support of the NGU (National Government Union), a parallel government formed by the CRPH on April 16th.

  13. 17/04 - Yangon, Thuwanna. Students march in support of the NGU (National Government Union), a parallel government formed by the CRPH on April 16th holding a baneer: "University Students Protest".

  14. 17/04 - Yangon, Thuwanna. Students march in support of the NGU (National Government Union), a parallel government formed by the CRPH on April 16th holding a baneer: "University Students Protest".

  15. 17/04 - Yangon, Thuwanna. On Myanmar New Year day, students march in support of the NGU (National Government Union), a parallel government formed by the CRPH on April 16th holding Eugenia plants, an auspicious symbol of victory.

  16. 22/04 - Yangon, Condom Strike. Protesters plastered on condoms the pictures of coup-leader General Min Aung Hlaing, China President Xi Jinping, vice chairman of the State Administration Council and commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Army Soe Win and Deputy Minister of Information, Chief of the Tatmadaw True News Information Team and head of the State Administration Council's press team General Zaw Min Tun at a bus station. 

  17. 22/04 - Yangon, Condom Strike, at a bus station. 

  18. 22/04 - Yangon, Condom Strike. Protesters plastered on condoms the pictures of generals and politicians involved in the Feb 1st military coup over Myanmar. 

  19. 22/04 - Yangon, Condom Strike. A message on a post-it: "Those who should not have been born"

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