Photo gallery: Pop-up protests

In response to the increasingly harsh tactics used by Myanmar security forces, protesters are staging quick demonstrations to get out their message and then dispersing before the police move in.
2021-05-20
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Anti-coup protesters carry a banner that reads "What are these? We are Yangon residents!" as they march during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar. (Associated Press)
Anti-coup protesters carry a banner that reads "What are these? We are Yangon residents!" as they march during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar. (Associated Press)

When police and soldiers arrive to disperse the demonstration, the protesters take off. (Associated Press)
When police and soldiers arrive to disperse the demonstration, the protesters take off. (Associated Press)

Protesters make the three-finger salute during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon. (AFP)
Protesters make the three-finger salute during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon. (AFP)

Security forces arrive and, again, protesters run. (AFP)
Security forces arrive and, again, protesters run. (AFP)

Security forces search for demonstrators as a soldier stands guard along a road in Yangon. (AFP)
Security forces search for demonstrators as a soldier stands guard along a road in Yangon. (AFP)

Protesters call on the United Nations to invoke its “Responsibility to Protect” commitment for the people of Myanmar. (AFP)
Protesters call on the United Nations to invoke its “Responsibility to Protect” commitment for the people of Myanmar. (AFP)

Their mission accomplished, protesters flee as security forces descend on the scene. (AFP)
Their mission accomplished, protesters flee as security forces descend on the scene. (AFP)

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