The people of Myanmar hope that, unlike the difficulty of ousting an established dictator as in Belarus or Venezuela, they will have the upper hand because they seek only to reverse a recent coup and reestablish the elected government.
Myanmar's National Unity Government to ASEAN: Don't pretend you can resolve our country's crisis by talking only to the junta leader without also speaking with representatives of the Myanmar people, who overwhelmingly want democracy, not military rule.
People in Myanmar are holding candlelight vigils to remember those who lost their lives to resist the ongoing crackdown. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
Worrying but predictable violence by some protesters as the Myanmar junta slaughters them: “We were peaceful protesters after the coup. But when they killed so many people, we couldn’t go further with a peaceful movement. We needed to fight back.”
"The people of Myanmar have been fighting for the life of our nation since the military...seized power." They will "not accept a return to military rule," especially now that the junta is "waging war on its own citizens."
"A day of terror and dishonour": Myanmar forces kill dozens of people, including children, in what may be the deadliest day since coup
“Stop kidnapping at night" is the latest message from Myanmar anti-coup protesters. “Our nights aren’t safe anymore” and “Myanmar military is kidnapping people at night” have circulated widely on social media.
A dangerous, contemptible escalation as Myanmar police open fire on protesters in Mandalay, killing two and wounding 40+. The police were trying to force workers back to their jobs. Hundreds of thousands of people have stopped working to protest the coup.
Yet again today, Myanmar security forces despicably met protests with lethal force, "killing at least four people by shooting live ammunition at demonstrators" -- three in Mandalay and one in Pyay.
The Myanmar junta is making a big mistaking thinking it can crush pro-democracy protesters in the shadows the way it did in 1988. Back then, people didn't have smart phones and social media to beam the military's outrages to the entire word.
Beijing pretends it stands with the people of Myanmar, but each night for more than a week unregistered flights have been transporting unknown goods and personnel from China to Myanmar. The junta "is trying very hard to hide the flights."
Myanmar's coup leader Min Aung Hlaing was so out of touch with the people of his country that, Trumpian style, he seemed to believe that the only way his party could have lost the recent election was through fraud. In fact, his party was trounced.
From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How was a superpower like the U.S. felled by a virus? And why won’t the president commit to a peaceful transition of power? We talked to people around the world about how they see America today.