torsdag 4. mars 2021

Myanmar coup: 'Everything will be OK' teenage protester mourned

Crowds gathered in Mandalay on Thursday for the funeral of a 19-year-old woman who was shot dead during Myanmar's anti-coup protests a day earlier. Kyal Sin, known as Angel, was wearing a T-shirt with the phrase "Everything will be OK" when she died. Tributes have flooded in on social media, with many calling her a "hero".

Since the 1 February military coup, Myanmar has been gripped by protests demanding the release of detained elected leaders. More than 54 people have died since the protests began, according to the UN Human Rights Office, although other reports put the figure much higher. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on security forces to "halt their vicious crackdown on peaceful protesters".