“Easter egg” protest against the coup in Myanmar

"Easter egg" protest against the coup in Myanmar

In Myanmar, protesters demonstrate with colored eggs against the Easter military coup. Protesters took to the streets, carrying eggs with texts such as “Spring Revolution” and “We shall prevail.” They also carry creamed eggs with a hand with three raised fingers, a frequent symbol of rebellion from the book and movie series. hunger Games.

In several cities, activists have left colored white on the doors of their neighbors or in bags on their fences. “I am a Buddhist, but I am part of this campaign because it is easy to get eggs. It took me nearly an hour to paint my egg,” a demonstrator in Yangon told the British newspaper. Watchman.

The country has been in the grip of a coup since February 1 by the army leadership, which ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and is now using force to hold onto power. Meanwhile, more than 550 people were killed in the demonstrations, including soldiers who shot alive into the crowds. Around 3,000 protesters were imprisoned.

Creative protests

The Easter egg protest is not the first creative act of Myanmar protesters. Earlier they organized a flower demonstration, where they put flowers in places where protesters were shot. Also, unlike many protests over noise, they recently held a silent protest. In addition, people stayed home en masse, so the streets in some cities were almost deserted.

On this Easter Sunday, Facebook calls for the Christian traditions of Myanmar to be treated with respect. He also heard Catholic support for the protesters. Cardinal Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, chanted to the protesters in an Easter message: “Jesus is resurrected from the dead. Hallelujah, Myanmar too will be resurrected from the dead,” he wrote on Twitter.

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