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Myanmar people clanged pots and pans to protest the coup

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Responding to a campaign on social networks to protest the military coup, people in Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar, from the evening of February 2nd poured into the streets to protest by making noise from all household objects.

The `sound protest` campaign took place after the National League for Democracy (NLD) party called on the military to immediately release State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and arrested government leaders.

Responding to a campaign on social networks to protest the military coup, people in Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar, from the evening of February 2nd poured into the streets to protest by making noise from all household objects.

The `sound protest` campaign took place after the National League for Democracy (NLD) party called on the military to immediately release State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and arrested government leaders.

Myanmar people clanged pots and pans to protest the coup

People in Yangon banged on aluminum pans and pots to protest.

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint and other senior leaders of the NLD were arrested by the Myanmar military on February 1 on charges of election fraud, after the NLD won an overwhelming victory in the November vote.

People in Yangon banged on aluminum pans and pots to protest.

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint and other senior leaders of the NLD were arrested by the Myanmar military on February 1 on charges of election fraud, after the NLD won an overwhelming victory in the November vote.

Myanmar people clanged pots and pans to protest the coup

On the evening of February 3, protests against the military continued to take place in Yangon with many people pouring into the streets shouting, turning on their phone lights and singing songs praising democracy.

On the evening of February 3, protests against the military continued to take place in Yangon with many people pouring into the streets shouting, turning on their phone lights and singing songs praising democracy.

Myanmar people clanged pots and pans to protest the coup

They also simultaneously raised three fingers to symbolize democracy.

They also simultaneously raised three fingers to symbolize democracy.

Myanmar people clanged pots and pans to protest the coup

A man knocks on a plastic bin on the streets of Yangon.

A man knocks on a plastic bin on the streets of Yangon.

Myanmar people clanged pots and pans to protest the coup

Many people who did not go out also responded to the anti-coup campaign from apartment balconies.

Myanmar’s military declared a one-year state of emergency to control the country, and military commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing declared the election results annulled and pledged to hold a re-vote.

Many people who did not go out also responded to the anti-coup campaign from apartment balconies.

Myanmar’s military declared a one-year state of emergency to control the country, and military commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing declared the election results annulled and pledged to hold a re-vote.

Myanmar people clanged pots and pans to protest the coup

Roadside vendors tap metal cups with scissors and spoons to join the vibrant sounds on the street.

Roadside vendors tap metal cups with scissors and spoons to join the vibrant sounds on the street.

Myanmar people clanged pots and pans to protest the coup

Police use cell phones to record protesters’ actions on the streets.

Ms. Suu Kyi is currently under house arrest in the capital Naypyidaw.

Police use cell phones to record protesters’ actions on the streets.

Ms. Suu Kyi is currently under house arrest in the capital Naypyidaw.

Myanmar people clanged pots and pans to protest the coup

On February 3, doctors and medical staff at many hospitals across Myanmar also announced to wear red ribbons and give up all non-urgent work to protest the coup.

Some medical groups posted images on social media showing them wearing red ribbons and holding up three fingers, a protest gesture often used by democracy activists in neighboring Thailand.

G7 foreign ministers including Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US issued a joint statement expressing `deep concern` about the situation in Myanmar and urging the country’s military to release those arrested.

The United Nations also announced that it would call on international pressure to prevent the Myanmar military’s coup from succeeding.

On February 3, doctors and medical staff at many hospitals across Myanmar also announced to wear red ribbons and give up all non-urgent work to protest the coup.

Some medical groups posted images on social media showing them wearing red ribbons and holding up three fingers, a protest gesture often used by democracy activists in neighboring Thailand.

G7 foreign ministers including Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US issued a joint statement expressing `deep concern` about the situation in Myanmar and urging the country’s military to release those arrested.

The United Nations also announced that it would call on international pressure to prevent the Myanmar military’s coup from succeeding.

Photo: AFP

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