Myanmar Citizens Go on Silent Strike
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Myanmar citizens went on a silent strike on March 24, staying within their homes and remaining silent. The society can only function if the members of it are willing to work, so the silent strike serves as a rebuke of the military’s actions.
“Yangon is a city of millions. Today it has become eerily quiet,” read the tweet from the official Myanmar Civil Disobedience Movement twitter page.
More than 250 innocent people have been killed by the military and police thus far.
Since the coup began, Myanmar citizens have expressed strong condemnation for the coup in a variety of ways, with the silent strike being the latest.
Initially, protests began with the banging of pots and pans daily at 8 p.m. Then, protesters took the streets.
The silent strike is the latest approach that Myanmar citizens have taken.
The silent strike comes after the death of Khin Myo Chit, a 7-year-old girl that was shot and killed by a soldier during a home raid in a Mandalay neighborhood.