Photo gallery: Residents protest Myanmar military's actions on steps of Lewisville City Hall

Dozens of local residents gathered Feb. 27 at Lewisville City Hall to protest a military coup that occurred a few weeks earlier in Myanmar. (Aubrey Galloway/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dozens of local residents gathered Feb. 27 at Lewisville City Hall to protest a military coup that occurred a few weeks earlier in Myanmar. (Aubrey Galloway/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dozens of local residents gathered Feb. 27 at Lewisville City Hall to protest a military coup that occurred a few weeks earlier in Myanmar. (Aubrey Galloway/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The Feb. 27 protest at Lewisville City Hall attracted dozens of opponents of the Myanmar military's arrests of civilian leadership earlier that month. (Aubrey Galloway/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Protesters raise fists as part of a Feb. 27 protest of Myanmar's military arrests of civilian government leadership. The protest took place at Lewisville City Hall. (Aubrey Galloway/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Protesters raise pro-democracy signs at the Feb. 27 protest on the steps of Lewisville City Hall. The event was organized in opposition to the military coup that occurred in Myanmar earlier that month. (Aubrey Galloway/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A pro-democracy sign leans against a pole near the site of a Feb. 27 protest at Lewisville City Hall. Protesters came out in opposition of the military coup in Myanmar that occurred earlier that month. (Aubrey Galloway/Community Impact Newspaper)
Residents gathered on the steps of Lewisville City Hall to protest the military coup that occurred in early February in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar.

Dozens joined the Feb. 27 protest, whose organizers sought to bring attention to the Myanmar military's arrest of civilian leaders, journalists and human rights activists on Feb. 1. State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint were among those arrested.


Nearly "5,000 members of the Lewisville community have roots in Myanmar, and many are worried about the safety of family and friends still living in that country," the city said in a Feb. 27 proclamation of support for its Chin residents. The city's statement called for the restoration of democratic governance in Myanmar, which held elections in November.

The U.S. government has identified the events of Feb. 1 as a coup, and announced sanctions against several current and former military leaders and organizations that it says were involved.

View images from the protest in the gallery above.
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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