The Myanmar Project: Streets of protest (7)

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 sixth series, back to Yangon and Shwedaung.
  1. 22/02 // Protest in Hledan and Takkatho Pikethar Road, Yangon. 

  2. 22/02 - Police have been deployed in downtown Yangon and around the foreign embassies. 

  3. 23/02 - In Yangon, a protester is giving a speech in front of the portrait of Ma Myat Thet Thet Khine, a 19 yo girl who was shot in the head in Nay Pyi Daw by a policeman and was pronounced dead several days later. 

  4. 23/02 - Pictures of atrocities perpetrated by militaries and their allies, as well as the ammunition found in the streets of Myanmar line up on a pavement in Yangon. 

  5. 23/02 - A graffiti ACAB, a popular tag born in the 1920's workers strike in the UK, short for "All Cops Are Bastards", with a message in Burmese: "Fuck the army". 

  6. 23/02 - A painting of Aung San Suu Kyi on a pillar in downtown Yangon. 

  7. 23/02 - Yangon // A message in Burmese : "We don't want a brutal government". 

  8. 23/02 - Yangon, the message with the phone number is destined to the person who lost her keys on a earlier protest. The message in red: "We don't need fascism". 

  9. 24/02 - The Hledan Help Center set up by a youth committee in Yangon. 

  10. 24/02 : The Civil Disobedience Movement is considered the most effective tool for the civilians to resist the military government rule. Millions of people are on strike and refuse to serve the junta regime. 

  11. 25/02 - Thanaka Day in the CDM in Yangon, where people covered themselves with the traditional turmeric-based cosmetic paste. 

  12. 25/02 - Yangon // Volunteers cut bits of thanaka wood to distribute to protesters. 

  13. 25/02 - A woman gives a speech in downtown Yangon. 

  14. 25/02 - In downtown Yangon, women held a banner with the message : "Summer Spring Revolution", which is one of the names given to the anti-coup protest movement in Myanmar. 

  15. In downtown Yangon, a protester hold a banner suggesting China is involved in the backing of the coup in Myanmar, enraged by its veto to further decisive action against the junta in the UN Security Council and united against China regional influence in the Milk Tea Alliance.  

  16. 22/02 - A protest march enters Shwedaung, Bago Region, with a large-size cardboard picture of Aung San Suu Kyi, State Councillor overthrown by an army coup on Feb 1st. 



  17. 22/02 - People demand for the international recognition of the CRPH (Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) as the official elected representative body of Myanmar, with Chin lawyer Dr Sasa as the new special UN envoy. 

  18. 22/02 - Shwedaung // A man steps on a portrait of army general Min Aung Hlaing with its foot, a gesture considered very offensive in countries with a large Buddhist population.

  19. 22/02 - Members of the Reserve Fire Brigade and health workers walk side by side at the protest march in Shwedaung. 

  20. 22/02 - The "Myanmar Muslim Association" join the anti-coup protest march in Shwedaung. 

  21. 22/02 - Protesters arrive on a bulldozer in Shwedaung, Bago Region. 

  22. 22/02 - Shwedaung // Union workers from the 'Pyay Petroleum" oil field take part in the strike. 

  23. 22/02 - Shwedaung // A protester holds a sign: "I was fine when I was with my mother [referring to Aung San Suu Kyi] but I am starving without her. Please come back soon". 

  24. 22/02 - Education workers wearing traditional hats protest in front of the Shwe Taung Township Education Office.

  25. 22/02 - A protester holds a sign with the message: "Do not go to the office and trample on blood. Strike and trample on the dog". 

  26. 22/02 - Protesters in Shwedaung held a portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi and her father Aung San. 

  27. 22/02 - Shwedaung // A protester holds a sign with the message: "Don't go to the office. Get out!"

  28. 22/02 - Protesters enter Shwedaung with a lifesize a portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi. 

  29. 22/02 - Shwedaung

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