Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Big protests never shook Myanmar


Hundreds of thousands of Burmese people took to the streets to attend one of the country’s biggest protests after the February 1 coup.

According to the Guardian, despite warnings from the military authorities, many large-scale protests took place in the cities of Nay Pyi Daw, Yangon, Mandalay and many other places on February 22.

The National Coalition for Democracy (NLD) flag flew over the sea of ​​protesters in Yangon on February 22. Photo: Reuters

Many people have called this protest the “5th number 2 revolution”, because it took place on February 22, 2021. Some have even compared it to the 8/8/1988 protest movement, known as the “4th number 8 revolution”.

In Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, groups of students and workers have gathered at Sule Pagoda near the city hall, where security forces are pre-arranged with barriers and tornadoes. Most businesses, including international chains, have closed.

The 'unprecedented' protest rocked Myanmar
Sea protesters at the Hledan intersection in Yangon on February 22. Photo: Frontier Myanmar

Min, a 41-year-old fisherman who volunteered to collect trash on the day of the protest, said that the shooting of three protesters in recent days has made people even more determined.

The Hledan intersection, another gathering point for the protesters, took place the busiest march since Monday’s coup. Riot police lined up outside the United Nations offices inside the city, but protesters left voluntarily after singing a song that read “Goodbye, we will go.”

The 'unprecedented' protest rocked Myanmar
Sea protesters at the Hledan intersection in Yangon on February 22. Photo: Frontier Myanmar

Protests are mostly peaceful, although in the capital Nay Pyi Taw at least 20 people have been arrested.

Several other protests were held in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city, along with the Myitkyina cities in the north, Bhamo bordering China and in Pyinmana city in the central part of the country.

The 'unprecedented' protest rocked Myanmar
A large number of protesters opposed the Myanmar military government in Mandalay on February 22. Photo: Reuters

“Big, unprecedented” protests across Myanmar followed the shooting of three demonstrators last week.

The UN’s national research group in Myanmar expressed “grave concern” over the country’s military repression of protesters, and stated that this “must be stopped and fundamental rights. of peaceful gatherings need to be respected “.

Overview of the protest in Yangon on February 22 from above. Video: The Irrawaddy

Speaking in a video shown ahead of the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the February 1 military coup in Myanmar, and said no There is room for coup in the modern world.

“Immediately release prisoners. End violence. Respect for human rights and the will of the people embodied in recent elections … coups have no place in the modern world. ours, “he said.

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The US declared a “tough” action on the Myanmar military

Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s move comes as at least three people have been killed since major protests in Myanmar broke out.

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