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Myanmar has turned into a warzone since the military coup

Civil strife has echoed through Myanmar ever since the military ousted and detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, triggering mass protests demanding a return to democracy.People have been protesting day and night in Myanmar, demanding the release of Suu Kyi and the restoration of democracy. The protests have been marred with bloodshed as even minors being shot by the military. Thousands have been arrested but that has not demoralised the dissentors into backing down. Armed with homemade shields and hiding behind makeshift barriers, the protestors of Myanmar have not budged from their stance despite all the killings. There has been global outrage about the military coup but the military do not seem to change their position.
Last Updated 28 March 2021, 13:52 IST
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The military deposed democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi and declared a state of emergency. Credit: AFP Photo
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Myanmar has since been witnessing relentless protests against the coup. Credit: AP Photo
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The situation has gained international attention, owing to the growing toll of protestors being killed by the military. Credit: AFP Photo
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The three-finger salute has become a symbol of the resistance. Credit: AFP Photo
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The violence has claimed the lives of many activists, including Kyaw Win Maung. Credit: Reuters Photo
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Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing ousted Suu Kyi in the coup. Credit: Reuters Photo
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Images of protestors defending themselves against the army with homemade shields have invoked global sympathy and outrage. Credit: AFP Photo
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(Published 28 March 2021, 10:08 IST)

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