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A Close-up View of Myanmar’s Leaderless Mass Protests

Engineers, doctors and even exotic pet owners have come together in opposition to the military coup for what are now Myanmar’s widest protests in three decades.

We asked Crisis Group’s senior adviser on Myanmar, Richard Horsey, to talk about what’s happening and why.

  • Richard Horsey
  • ICG

What was it like to be in the streets during the protests?

It’s hard to describe the incredible energy.

The people who join cut across all classes of society and generations, but the preponderance are really quite young, energetic people who feel their futures have been stolen.

Young people in…

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