After security forces killed 570 protesters in Myanmar in the past two months, people across the country have taken to the streets in a bold and fearless manner.
According to the news agency AP, it is a safer and more stable way for many people to record their protest online against the seizure of power by the army in February. In this regard, they have started selling everything online for funding, adopting different styles.
Myanmar is currently selling everything from clothes and toys to music lessons, and outdoor adventures. Foreign friends are encouraged to donate. But in fact, the fund is being raised to challenge the overthrow of the Aung San Suu Kyi elected government and to raise political awareness among the people.
Facebook users have become part of the social network to sell their wares, and are announcing that all proceeds will go to The committee representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH). The committee was formed by elected members of parliament who were deprived of their seats after the coup.
The committee presents itself as the only legitimate government in the country and has been rejecting the current Janata (military) government. As a result, the military declared the committee null and void, threatening to send not only the members of the committee but also their supporters to jail.
Immediately after the February 1 uprising, the committee resumed its work, appealing for the need for money to carry out organizational matters in the country and to continue diplomatic efforts abroad.
Internet access in the country has been severely restricted, and fibre broadband connections are being provided to very limited households, but online sales continue.
Last week, a young woman put up a collection of her famous songs and music for sale and said anyone interested in the offer had to show a receipt for a committee donation to obtain all of these items, then all these things would become his.
Another man put his collection of The Marvel Super Heroes up for sale. He wrote in his message that it is not very expensive but it is difficult to collect. If you show me the receipt of your committee donation, you can choose anything and I will give it to you.
A group of friends offered to sell their collections of novels, poems, and inspirational books to restore democracy in the country. Not only are goods being offered for sale, but services are also being offered to finance this struggle.
A Facebook user offered to donate a traditional Myanmar dress for a $25 donation. One person sold his favorite guitar, while another outsider offered to take five people on adventures.
Myanmar’s military generals have arrested dozens of National League for Democracy leaders, including the 75 years old Aung San Suu Kyi after overthrowing the government.
The generals defended the move, citing rigging in last November’s election, in which the National League for Democracy won a clean sweep. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for a long time, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts.