On February 1, 2021, the Tatmadaw, or Burmese military, staged a pre-dawn coup and took control of the country following a general election which Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s NLD(National League for Democracy) party won by a landslide. By evening, most of the country’s civilian leaders, including Aung Sun Suu Kyi, were put under house arrest, and a new cabinet was put in place by the Tatmadaw.
The coup immediately prompted protests throughout the country and spurred a civil disobedience movement that has led to numerous clashes with police and military security forces resulting in violence and numerous nighttime raids and arrests.
Sadly, Myanmar’s modern history is filled with the constant violent intrusion, oppression, and dominance of the military and its leaders who have ruled the country for much of the past 60 years.
We stand with those who battle the tyranny of a brutal military dictatorship and fight for a fair democratic society for all of Myanmar’s people.