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Myanmar anti-coup forces retain optimism in face of air attacks

2023-02-01 11:25:08       source:The Aljazeera

February 1, 2023

Resistance to military rule in Myanmar has been defined by optimism.

When the military first seized power on February 1, 2021, the mass peaceful protests that emerged were reminiscent of a jubilant street party. Demonstrators sang in the streets, wore silly costumes and carried humorous signs.

There were no illusions about what might come next in a country where the armed forces have a history of brutality against those that oppose them. One protester said they were prepared to suffer 100 or even 1,000 deaths to see the military defeated.

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