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Myanmar: Voices from the civil movement
10 April, 2021 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
On February 1, the Myanmar military staged a coup, placing civilian leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi in detention, declaring a state of emergency, and taking hold of all levels of power. Opposition and resistance to the Myanmar Military Coup have been immediate and widespread. People from all sectors of Myanmar society have been on the streets, organizing and demonstrating against this military takeover. Repression by the military has intensified, with the death toll now exceeding 500. Yet the Civil Disobedience Movement continues, including many in their teens and 20s.
Join the voices of the civil movement against the military regime!
You will hear from Khin Ohmar, human rights practitioner and activist who has been a leader of the movement and tirelessly communicating the situation in Myanmar to the international community. Fujimatsu Rin of Progressive Voice & Kiguchi Yuka of Mekong Watch will share more about the background, the international community’s response, and Japan’s involvement.