In Myanmar’s protests, diverse ethnic people stand united against a military coup, but some are pushing for bigger change

In the wake of a military coup, the Myanmar public has shown a fiercely unified front in opposing the new regime and restoring the civilian government. But protests look markedly different between areas dominated by the Bamar majority ethnic group and the seven ethnic states which line the country’s borderlands.

At protests in predominantly Bamar areas, including the urban centres of Yangon and Mandalay, elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s portrait adorns banners, signboards and T-shirts. Demonst

Striking workers across Myanmar brave personal risks to bring down junta

When Myanmar’s police forces surrounded the dormitory of a teacher training college in the northern city of Myitkyina last week, they arrested two teachers and beat one of them, breaking her hand.

The teachers, who were released the same day, were participating in a civil disobedience movement that has rapidly spread across the country, part of broader protests against a Feb. 1 military coup. Authorities have responded to the worker strikes with harassment, threats and force.

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Myanmar protesters facing new safety concerns as military enacts new regulations over hosting guests

Near midnight earlier this month in Myitkyina, the capital of Myanmar’s Kachin State, an 18-year-old youth heard a bang at the door. He didn’t need to look outside to know who it was: Just hours before, a neighbour had warned him that police and soldiers would come house-to-house, checking for overnight guests.

Since the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar, the requirement to register guests is one of many ways that the new regime has systematically rolled back reforms instituted during the country