After the coup in Myanmar: Buddhists on the path of violence

Anything but peaceful: Some Buddhists in Myanmar welcome the coup and call for violence.


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Not all monks are on the side of the military – but nationalism is strongly represented in Buddhism.

Now there are probably millions on the streets. “Save Myanmar”, their posters demand and: “Release Aung San Suu Kyi.” They march, ride on mopeds, professional groups or university faculties organize meetings and form demonstration blocks. The democracy movement in Myanmar has also managed to mobilize more and more demonstrators for weeks through the solid ties of social affiliations. What they want is clear: recognition of the November election, when the democracy icon and Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi won a good 80 percent of the vote.

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Accessed on February 25, 2021 at 7:50 am on https://www.sn.at/politik/weltpolitik/nach-dem-putsch-in-myanmar-buddhisten-auf-dem-weg-der-gewalt-100289071

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