Photo Gallery: Honoring Myanmar’s Fallen

Protesters in Myanmar began a “marching shoe strike” on Thursday, placing flowers in shoes at protest locations or in their homes. Organizers wrote that the symbolic protest would honor the more than 600 people killed by the military and said, “For every step, a flower blooms.”
2021-04-08
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Protest shoes are set up on a street in Kamaryut, Yangon. (RFA)
Protest shoes are set up on a street in Kamaryut, Yangon. (RFA)

The arrangements included collections of many types of shoes, such as these in Sanchaung, Yangon (RFA)
The arrangements included collections of many types of shoes, such as these in Sanchaung, Yangon (RFA)

Individual shoes also were seen on the streets. (AFP)
Individual shoes also were seen on the streets. (AFP)

The event was not confined to Yangon, as evidenced by these shoes in Taunggyi, Shan State (RFA)
The event was not confined to Yangon, as evidenced by these shoes in Taunggyi, Shan State (RFA)

An arrangement of protest shoes is set up in Sanchaung, Yangon. (RFA)
An arrangement of protest shoes is set up in Sanchaung, Yangon. (RFA)

A pair of shoes are carried to a protest location. (AFP/Handout)
A pair of shoes are carried to a protest location. (AFP/Handout)

A set of shoes is arranged in Kamaryut, Yangon (RFA)
A set of shoes is arranged in Kamaryut, Yangon (RFA)

A woman looks at a tableau of shoes in Yangon's Myaynigone township. (AFP/Handout)
A woman looks at a tableau of shoes in Yangon's Myaynigone township. (AFP/Handout)

Some kept their protest mobile. (AFP/Anonymous source)
Some kept their protest mobile. (AFP/Anonymous source)

A group of protesters shows the three-fingered symbol of resistance and wear flowers in their shoes as they gather in Yangon. They later walked through the markets and streets of Kamayut township to show their resistance to coup. (Associated Press)
A group of protesters shows the three-fingered symbol of resistance and wear flowers in their shoes as they gather in Yangon. They later walked through the markets and streets of Kamayut township to show their resistance to coup. (Associated Press)

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