February 23, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of anti-coup protesters flooded the streets of Burma’s cities following calls for a nationwide strike against the military takeover, and defying the junta’s warnings that confrontation could cost lives.

Protesters noted the significance of the date 22.2.2021, and coined the peaceful civil action the “Five Twos revolution,” reports the Telegraph.

Monday’s rallies followed the deaths of three protesters over the weekend, two of them shot when the security forces opened fire on striking ship workers in Mandalay. Another man was shot in Yangon while taking part in civilian patrols to prevent nighttime arrests.

Read Telegraph article


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