Spring Revolution – Pyit Taing Htaung Strike

March 15th, 2021  •  Author:   Pyit Taing Htaung  •  1 minute read
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On March 15, a creative protest against Myanmar military regime, Pyit Taing Htaung strike was taken place in Ahlon Township in Yangon.

The name Pyit Taing Htaung, a tranditional egg-shaped toy, directly translate as “each time you throw it, it stands up.” This is because Pyit Taing Htaung have a weight at the bottom that allows them to always stand upright after knocked down. Therefore, the toys represent resilience, perseverance, and the ability to pick oneself up or to never give up.

The military and police have been brutally cracking down on protests, shooting at people, killing over a hundred and arresting thousands of protesters. Despite the brutal crackdown by the military regime’s forces, people are coming up with many creative forms to protest across the country and continue showing their resistance against the Military coup.

These photos are taken and shared by citizen journalists.