“Sometimes we feel fed up of, you know, struggle in this. But then we see our friends’ faces who are sitting in jail. That’s why we are going on, and we will go on this way.”

The New Yorker recently posted this stunning photograph and video of Ashin Issariya, “known as King Zero, who co-founded the All Burma Monks’ Alliance and was central in the 2007 ‘saffron revolution.’”

The Buddhist leader shares why he continues to resist in the following video:

You should check out the full set of 13 photographs and accompanying videos on the magazine’s website.

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