Protesters in Bagan curse military coup leader

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YANGON, Myanmar – Protesters cursed the military coup leader, Min Aung Hlaing, in temples and pagodas, specifically that the military wouldn’t be successful in the coup against the will of the people.

They also prayed for their fallen heroes in what they consider to be the democratic struggle for control of Myanmar.

So far, a total death toll has reached 270 throughout Myanmar, including casualties in Bagan when security forces dispersed the crowd with live rounds.

In ancient times, the people in Bagan cursed those who destroyed the pagodas and temples they built. With thousands of temples and pagodas in the same place, Bagan is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Myanmar.

By Htay Win
Photo credit Aye Yarwaddy