Artists across the world have been instrumental in promoting the three-finger salute as a symbol of resistance in response to the coup, spawning initiatives such as the Raise Three Fingers campaign. It calls on creatives from all over the world to submit their art as a show of solidarity with anti-coup protesters, and to highlight the atrocities caused by the insurrection. To date, it has over 1,500 artworks from 45 different countries, and we speak with featured artist Ohn Mar Win to find out more.
Other stories include:
Bali officials reproach media for reporting man’s death was due to COVID-19 vaccine | Lizard blood may treat cancer, COVID-19: Thai researcher | This ad for a ‘helper’s bed’ in a luxury home is a stark reminder that Hong Kong needs to do better | Bekasi rape suspect has ‘good intention’ to marry victim: lawyer | ‘DurianKimchi’ YouTubers sorry for calling Iban dress ‘dirty cloth’ | Days after two brutal murders, LGBTQ rights groups hold rally for the SOGIE Equality Bill | Singapore Muslims demand action over poll on female religious teachers deserving a ‘gangbang’ | Rights groups slam junta’s arrest of American journalist working in Myanmar
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