Myanmar protests say, ‘Down with military rule’

Vol. 85/No. 8 - March 1, 2021
Workers in Yangon’s Shwepyithar Industrial Zone protest Feb. 17 against military coup and for better job conditions. Workers, unions are key component of protests against military rule.

Despite arrests, internet shutdowns, and police and military assaults on demonstrators, protests against the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar continue. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the country Feb. 17, in response to the army’s ludicrous claim…


New Zealand rally: ‘No to military takeover in Myanmar’

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021
New Zealand rally: ‘No to military takeover in Myanmar’

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “Military rule, down, down!” chanted 200 Burmese refugees, students and others here Feb. 5, protesting the Myanmar military’s ousting of the elected government and reimposition of direct rule four days earlier. Many wore the red shirts…


Tens of thousands defy military, protest against coup in Myanmar

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021
Garment workers inside factory in Myanmar raise three finger salute, a symbol of defiance against military coup, Feb. 5. Mass protests and strikes exploded in face of military crackdown.

Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets in protest across Myanmar since the Feb. 1 coup led by Gen. Min Aung Hlaing. The generals reimposed naked military rule, claiming the National League for Democracy landslide victory in the November…