Photographer: Sithu U
Title: Myanmar Coup
Location: Yangon/Myanmar
Period: 02/2021 - 05/2021
Category: Spot News

The protests over the coup have been the largest since the so-called Saffron Revolution in 2007 when thousands of monks rose against the military regime. Protesters include teachers, lawyers, students, bank officers, and government workers. The military has imposed restrictions, including curfews and limits to gatherings. Security forces have used water cannons, rubber bullets, and live ammunition to try to disperse protesters.

On 21 November, the deadliest day since the coup, more than 1278 people were killed.



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police and soldiers set barricades in the middle of the road during the demonstration

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Anti-military coup protesters confront the Police line using a large piece of plastic as a shield to protect themselves during a demonstration against the military coup

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Protesters react after riot police fired tear gas canisters during a demonstration against the military coup

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Anti military coup protesters and journalists run as Police charge toward them during a demonstration against the junta military coup

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Riot police officers stand ready to arrest protesters and journalists during a demonstration against the junta military coup

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Myanmar military fires a rubber bullet at a protester during the demonstration against the military coup

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The security forces arrest a protester during the demonstration

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The security forces arrest a protester cover in blood during a demonstration against the military coup

Health workers carry a dead body at Sanpya Hospital killed one day earlier on Sunday by Security Forces after they open fire toward peaceful anti-military coup protesters

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Relatives mourn the death of Chit Min Thu a pro-democracy protester killed earlier by Security Forces during a demonstration against the military coup

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Relatives and people mourn around the body of Chit Min Thu 25 who was killed in clashes during his funeral ceremony

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A relative touches the forehead of Khine Zar Twal who died on March 28 during a protest amid a crackdown by security forces on demonstrations against the military coup