Myanmar's military government completes 100 days after coup

It has been 100 days of turmoil for Myanmar since its Military seized power, ousting the civilian government and arresting its leader, Aung Sung Suu Kyi.

These 100 days have seen everything. From mass protests, junta crackdowns, economic crisis to growing international concern. Let's have a look.

Suu Kyi detention

Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi (file photo)


Death of Democracy

This led to an end of Myanmar's decade long-experiment with democracy after close to half a century of military rule. 



People took to the streets day after day to demand the restoration of democracy, defying crackdowns by the security forces in which more than 700 people were killed. 

Women carrying pots with flowers as they take part in a protest- a practice traditionally associated with driving out evil spirits.


Symbol of opposition

On February 9, a woman protesting named Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, was shot in the head. She became a symbol of opposition for many.

An activist monitoring group said more than 750 people were killed by security forces as the generals unleashed lethal force in the face of sustained protests against their February 1 coup.


No stopping of protests

Despite a relentless crackdown in which at least 759 protesters were killed, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) advocacy group, crowds come out day after day to reject the junta.


'We want our leader'

Protesters in Yangon step on an image of the country’s military chief, Min Aung Hlaing saying, 'we want our leader.'


Military takeover will end?

State media reports, military is not willing to step down until the situation returns to normal. After 100 days and after various rounds of talks, dialogues, the end is not near.

Myanmar still have a lot to endure!


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