Myanmar’s young ‘Generation Z’ protesters take on the military

Following the coup in Myanmar on February 1, many people were in a stupor. But this didn’t last long.

Less than 72 hours after the military took power, people across the country took to the county’s most popular social media platform, Facebook, to articulate their anger and frustration at the military takeover.

A civil disobedience movement soon emerged online, bringing together doctors, nurses, teachers, public servants, and even police.

The protesters soon moved from comment sections into the streets. More than two weeks after the coup, these anti-junta demonstrations seem to be growing more vociferous by the day.

At the heart of the demonstrations is “Generation Z,” a broad demographic of people born between the late 90s and 2012.

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Rodion Ebbighausen