6 February 2021
Mass protests begin in Yangon
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In the period following the military’s takeover, peaceful protests erupted on the streets throughout Myanmar – the largest and loudest in Yangon, the heart of dissent. For just over a week, protesters marched the streets chanting pro-democratic slogans, holding sit-ins and painting murals on the streets (which are still visible from space).
The three-fingered salute became a sign of the protest.
Read Myanmar Witness’ report for more information.