Myanmar protests: a creative stream running through demonstrations against military rule


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A group of young protesters, armed with an arsenal of guitars, joined demonstrations in Myanmar on February 11th (Reuters) Several protesters came armed with signs in English in the hope of possibly reaching audiences abroad. They held the three-finger salute, a hand gesture in the “Hunger Games” books that has become a global sign of dissent. The demonstrators are gathering under a serious threat. The military banned mass gatherings and deployed security forces throughout the country. A brutal junta ruled Myanmar for decades, often resorting to violence to maintain its grip. Many in Myanmar are preparing for similar results. Indeed, reports of security forces using force against protesters are increasing, and despite threats, people in Myanmar continue to take to the streets to express their political beliefs. Many also present their views with eye-catching signs and installations, with a common refusal: No to military rule. Free civil leader Aung San Suu Kyi, this report has been updated.


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