Democracy is letting people’s voices be heard.
Since February 1, 2021, Myanmar has been fighting against the militarization and control of power as their elected democratic leader, Suu Kyi, has been detained.
Now, their military commander, Min Aung Hlaing, is in charge. This unjust turn of event caused a coup where students, teachers, lawyers, government workers, and bank officers protested. Their protests are met by water cannon, rubber bullets, and live ammunition by the side of the security forces and on March 27, 2021, more than 100 people were killed.
We, at YACAP, stand in solidarity with the environmental defenders who are part of the protests being done and people in Myanmar who are being deprived of their right to choose their leader. As part of our points of unity, we stand up for system change and support the fight against tyranny.
To the people in Myanmar, we raise our voices and uphold your democratic rights. We see you and we fight with you!
Batangas State University College of Arts and Sciences Student Council
University of the Philippines College of Science Student Council
University of the Philippines Association of Biology Majors
University of the Philippines Geology Majors’ Society
University of the Philippines Zoological Society