'Save Myanmar': Yangon Protesters Send Message

Anti-military protests continued across Myanmar on March 12, despite the crackdown by security forces.

Protesters in Yangon’s Hlaing Township came together to send a message on Friday, holding small signs together to say, “We Need R2P. Save Myanmar,” footage here shows. The banner refers to the “responsibility to protect”, a United Nations commitment to “take timely and decisive action … when national authorities manifestly fail to protect their populations.”

According to reports, at least 12 people were killed when security forces opened fire during anti-military protests on March 11, bringing the death toll since the country’s military took power on February 1 to over 70. Credit: Ko Kol via Storyful