Where were the protesters when the Rohingya were being murdered? | Kenan Malik

Where were the protesters when the Rohingya were being murdered? | Kenan Malik

The Guardian

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Myanmar’s coup has brought thousands on to the streets, but in 2017 they were empty

For almost three weeks there have been mass protests on the streets of Myanmar. On 1 February, the Tatmadaw, or military, moved against the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, claiming fraud in last November’s elections, which her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), comprehensively won.

Since then, civil servants and teachers, bus drivers and garment workers have taken to the streets. Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, was brought to a standstill by a “broken-down” rally, where drivers left their cars parked across the roads, with bonnets open. There are even stories of police having joined in.

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