Photo Gallery: The Art of Resistance

Artists throughout Myanmar have been using their skills to oppose the military government and energize anti-coup demonstrators.
2021.04.02
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Coup leader Gen. Min Aung Hlaing’s image is spray-painted onto a street in Pathein in the  Ayeyarwady Region. (RFA)
Coup leader Gen. Min Aung Hlaing’s image is spray-painted onto a street in Pathein in the Ayeyarwady Region. (RFA)

Protesters scale up their message on a street in downtown Yangon.  (RFA)
Protesters scale up their message on a street in downtown Yangon. (RFA)

The message “We need justice” is visible from the upper floors of surrounding buildings. (RFA)
The message “We need justice” is visible from the upper floors of surrounding buildings. (RFA)

Imagery of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi figures into much of the protest messaging. (RFA)
Imagery of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi figures into much of the protest messaging. (RFA)

Aung San Suu Kyi appears again in this mural in Mogok in the Mandalay region. (RFA)
Aung San Suu Kyi appears again in this mural in Mogok in the Mandalay region. (RFA)

Coup leader Gen. Min Aung Hlaing’s image often pops up in the protesters’ art. (RFA)
Coup leader Gen. Min Aung Hlaing’s image often pops up in the protesters’ art. (RFA)

A traditional hat gets a coat of red paint, the color of the deposed National League for Democracy. (RFA)
A traditional hat gets a coat of red paint, the color of the deposed National League for Democracy. (RFA)

Wearing red shows support for Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the NLD. (RFA)
Wearing red shows support for Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the NLD. (RFA)

Protesters take to the streets with placards. (RFA)
Protesters take to the streets with placards. (RFA)

A mural in Mogok in the Mandalay region makes clear the demands of the anti-coup movement. (RFA)
A mural in Mogok in the Mandalay region makes clear the demands of the anti-coup movement. (RFA)

A street message receives some detail work. (RFA)
A street message receives some detail work. (RFA)

The finished product draws spectators as vehicles make their way around the lettering. (RFA)
The finished product draws spectators as vehicles make their way around the lettering. (RFA)

Artists in Mawlamyine in Mon State draw portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi to raise money to support members of the civil disobedience movement. (RFA)
Artists in Mawlamyine in Mon State draw portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi to raise money to support members of the civil disobedience movement. (RFA)

Coup leader Gen. Min Aung Hlaing’s gets a different street treatment in Hledan Junction, Yangon. (RFA)
Coup leader Gen. Min Aung Hlaing’s gets a different street treatment in Hledan Junction, Yangon. (RFA)

Medical students have a message for the United Nations during their protest match in Mandalay. (RFA)
Medical students have a message for the United Nations during their protest match in Mandalay. (RFA)

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ko ko
Apr 13, 2021 01:15 PM

Generation Z people of Myanmar are wonderful. They have courage and bright ideas.

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