Marchers Spell Out 'We Want Democracy' in Myanmar

Thousands of people took part in anti-military protests across Myanmar on February 22, after two people were reported killed over the weekend in Mandalay.

Military officials issued a statement warning that protests could lead to "the loss of life,” Frontier Myanmar said.

Monday’s protests were dubbed the “22222 Revolution”, in reference to the date of February 22 and in an allusion to the “8888 Uprising,” a pro-democracy movement that peaked on August 8, 1988.

This footage shows a group of protesters in Loikaw Township carrying letters that spell, “We Want Democracy.” Credit: Nan Su Su Aung via Storyful