Spring Revolution – Drowning strike

March 17th, 2021  •  Author: Drowning Strike  •  1 minute read
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Young people in Waingmaw, Kachin State, staged a drowning strike on March 17 against the Myanmar military dictatorship.

A young man from Waingmaw explained the purpose of the drowning strike.

“Today we are holding a drowning strike from Waingmaw youths. The purpose of the drowning strike is for example, it is neither appropriate to be teaching a drowning person how to swim nor telling to come grab your hands. The only way is to rescue a drowning person. Therefore, people in Myanmar are drowning and they need to be rescued/saved.”

Similar drowning protests have taken place in other parts of Myanmar.

On March 18, youths staged a protest against the military dictatorship in the Irrawaddy River in Nyaung-U.

On March 20, a drowning strike against the military regime was also held in Hsipaw, northern Shan State.

Sources: Myitkyina News Journal, Tachileik News Agency, Shwe Phee Myay News Agency

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