International | Myanmar’s military toppled the civilian government. Now the country’s diverse population is banding together in protest
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 2/17/21, 09:05 am
Despite the 95-degree heat, Naw Thazin Hpway felt goosebumps as she saw thousands of mostly young protesters gathered outside the Hledan Center shopping mall in Yangon Feb. 6 to protest the military’s takeover of Myanmar.
That morning, the military had shut off the city’s internet, so the 25-year-old decided to come out with two friends to pass out water bottles and see what was happening. Soon she joined the peaceful demonstration.