To end military rule, Myanmar’s deposed politicians formed a shadow government with anti-coup activists and ethnic minorities.
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In the latest phase of their fight for democracy, opponents of Myanmar’s junta splashed the color red on roads, signs and T-shirts.
The coup in Myanmar reflects autocracy’s rise in southeast Asia. It showcases how the region has been sliding back into autocracy.
From Myanmar to Hong Kong, youth seeking democracy are organizing themselves online around milk tea, a traditional regional beverage.
Myanmar’s authorities arrested the country’s best-known comedian as part of the crackdown on nationwide protests against junta rule.
Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar took to streets Sunday in an “Easter Egg Strike”, carrying painted eggs as reference to the Easter holiday.
Against the backdrop of democracy protests, French energy giant Total is under pressure to review its operations in Myanmar.
Artists from all over the world have joined a movement called “Raise Three Fingers” to support Myanmar’s anti-coup protesters.
Myanmar citizens protesting the military coup of February 1, 2021, and the junta have held “flower protests” for those killed by the army.
Some of the funerals for victims of state violence held in Myanmar on Sunday became platforms for opposition to the country’s junta.