Thursday, March 4, 2021

Huge Crowds Mourn Woman Killed During Myanmar Protests

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Huge crowds have turned out in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw for the funeral of a young woman killed in protests against a military coup.

Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing was shot in the head just before her 20th birthday, the first of at least three people to die in the protests.

Thousands lined the streets to honour her, some making the three-fingered salutes used by demonstrators.

The military overthrew the elected government earlier this month. The military alleges the NLD’s landslide election win last year was fraudulent but has not provided proof.