19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Three fingers

On February 1, 2021, the military, led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, unjustly seized power in Burma. On the same day, several officials, including the President and Aung San Suu Kyi, were arrested. And then they restricted citizens' freedoms by Internet cuts and curfews. Myanmar people Citizens also took to the streets to protest the military's injustices. During the protests, many people were injured, killed and detained by the military and police. Most of them are young people. Despite these losses, the people of Burma have not backed down and continue to stand up for the truth. The child in this photo also stood on the streets, protesting with his three fingers raised and demanding the truth.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Hpa-an, Myanmar
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Aung Chan Thar