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8888 uprising in “2021”

Saffron Revolution mostly took part in the second half of 2007, initially caused by a national fuel price hike by the country’s military government. The massive protest movement of nonviolent resistance was led by activists, students, and monks, sometimes with marches led by thousands of the country’s Buddhist monks. The current protest movement is already seemingly closer to the 8888 uprising in both the context and level of violence, with the military’s use of water canon and live ammunition making a much more aggressive repression, while the protesters are similarly specific in their goals. How significant is the Saffron Revolution ?

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