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Inspecting the Actions of Mainstream Coalition toward Civil Disobedience Movement

January 18th, 2023  •  Author:   Nyan Lynn Thit Analytica  •  2 minute read
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The intense calls and encouragement to join the Civil Disobedience Movement of leaving or resigning from work by the public have accelerated along with the Spring Revolution. The belief of not going to work can delay the power of the Military Council and later complete fall of it, flourished among the revolutionary public. In this way, resigning was the only highlighted factor in the Civil Disobedience Movement of the Spring Revolution at the beginning. Therefore, people stopped going to their respective workplaces as an individual choice. In fact, the Civil Disobedience Movement is a voluntary action of non-violence and non-cooperation to oppose the injustice law, social structure, oppression and government.

The Civil Disobedience Movement of today has been practiced in the different revolutions along the history of Myanmar. Under British colonial rule, the emergence of the National schools against the University Act, the “Buu” Associations of rejection against Diarchy Administration and taxation laws, etc. Therefore, the people of Myanmar are used to non-violent revolution. The Civil Disobedience Movement of the people can be seen in one of the significant revolutions, 88 movements. Years of oppression by unjustified law, the student movements brought the whole nation to the street of peaceful mass protests.

In the Spring Revolution of 2021,people came out in the streets carrying banners to protest the coup. The intention was for the falling of the military council by all means. The military brutally cracked down the protest in the early days, then, abducted the revolutionaries and anyone who seemed to be its challenge. There, the Civil Disobedience Movement of resigning from the workplace is one of the movements that frightened the military. The severe actions by the military, targeting the people who resigned or left their works include arbitrary abductions to oneself and their families, killings during interrogations, incarcerations, forcing to return the employee benefits and blocking any means to foreign travels.

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