Demonstrators hold up placards calling for the release of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a February 15 protest in Naypyidaw against the military coup. Photo: EPA
Demonstrators hold up placards calling for the release of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a February 15 protest in Naypyidaw against the military coup. Photo: EPA
Myanmar

Two weeks after the coup, Myanmar’s protesters are undaunted – but how far can the military be pushed?

  • Amid internet blackouts, clashes with security forces and the deployment of soldiers, hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to denounce the military coup
  • But analysts say the generals will do what it takes to stay in power, and they have been unresponsive to past sanctions, threats or criticism from the international community

Demonstrators hold up placards calling for the release of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a February 15 protest in Naypyidaw against the military coup. Photo: EPA
Demonstrators hold up placards calling for the release of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a February 15 protest in Naypyidaw against the military coup. Photo: EPA
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