The View of the Coup from the Camp: Myanmar’s Emergent Trans-Ethnic Solidarity

Author
Elliott Prasse-Freeman, Tani Sebro
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Abstract
Myanmar’s recent military coup has, for now, ended the country’s brief ten-year experiment with democracy. But the military junta did not anticipate a massive country-wide social movement against the brazen power-grab, in which millions have taken to the streets. As protests continue in urban centers, a trans-ethnic and pro-poor solidarity movement is emerging. Myanmar’s most excluded subjects, many of whom watch the protests from refugee camps, are now weighing both the possibilities and precariousness that the coup entails.
Topic
Civil Society, Migration, Minorities, Displacement, Conflict, Coup
Political Geography
Asia, Myanmar, Oceania