Photo Gallery: Protesters Fight Back

Protesters in Myanmar this week began using a greater variety of improvised weapons in their struggle against heavily armed government security forces.
2021-03-19
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A protester hurls a Molotov cocktail during a confrontation with police Tuesday in Yangon. AFP photo
A protester hurls a Molotov cocktail during a confrontation with police Tuesday in Yangon. AFP photo

Protesters test improvised weapons in Yangon on Wednesday. Associated Press photo
Protesters test improvised weapons in Yangon on Wednesday. Associated Press photo

Giant slingshots have been built by protesters around Yangon. Associated Press photo
Giant slingshots have been built by protesters around Yangon. Associated Press photo

Small, traditional slingshots also are being used. Reuters photo
Small, traditional slingshots also are being used. Reuters photo

A protester carrying a sword runs along a Yangon street on Tuesday. AFP photo
A protester carrying a sword runs along a Yangon street on Tuesday. AFP photo

Protesters take aim with fireworks while manning a barricade in Yangon on Thursday. Photo courtesy of a citizen journalist
Protesters take aim with fireworks while manning a barricade in Yangon on Thursday. Photo courtesy of a citizen journalist

As security forces approach, a protester uses a fire extinguisher to provide cover Wednesday in Yangon.
As security forces approach, a protester uses a fire extinguisher to provide cover Wednesday in Yangon.

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