Myanmar military coup 2021 

On 1st February 2021, members of Myanmar’s democratically-elected National League for Democracy (NLD) were detained, this includes Nobel Laureate Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi and President Min Myint. The nation is currently under the ruling of army chief Min Aung Hliang, who imposed a state of emergency for one year.

Burmese citizens have been voicing their opposition against the coup d’état.

Shirtless protests in Myanmar

On 10th February 2021, a group of gym enthusiasts caused a stir when they took to the streets to protest whilst shirtless. According to photos from Thu Htoo San’s Facebook page, the reason why these men showcased their gym toned physiques was because they wanted to raise greater awareness of what is happening in Myanmar.

Myanmar Coup 2021 Image credit: Thu Htoo San

Myanmar Coup 2021 Image credit: Thu Htoo San

Suffice to say, these shirtless individuals and their six packs draw a lot of public attention, online and offline.

The Hunger Games “3” hand gesture has become a symbol of protest amongst activists in Southeast Asia
Image credit:
Thu Htoo San

Burmese netizens react

The post currently has over 2.5 thousand likes and it has been shared 1,900 times, showing the virality of their initiative – the comments section is also teeming with positive reactions. 

Myanmar Coup 2021
Screenshot: Thu Htoo San

Myanmar Coup 2021
Screenshot: Thu Htoo San

Featured images adapted from: Thu Htoo San

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