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  • in Myanmar Thousands of people have lined the streets for the funeral of a young woman shot during protests against the recent military coup.

  • Me are twe twe kind died on Friday.

  • Today there were more mass protests against the generals after the military overthrew the elected government earlier this month.

  • Here's our Southeast Asia correspondent Jonathan Head.

  • This was the funeral oven.

  • Ordinary young woman.

  • Yeah, transformed into a show of political defiance for these extraordinary times Yeah, tweet Tweet kind was one of countless thousands in Myanmar who came out to challenge the military seizure of power.

  • Yeah, no shit.

  • And she was the first to lose her life in its heavy handed response to the protests Scenes of grief which must inflame public fury against the military hunter but reminds them two of the cost of resisting it.

  • They had two more martyrs to mourn today.

  • One a teenage boy Both were struck by live rounds fired by the police in the city of Mandalay.

  • Way started this because we dont want a military dictatorship, said this woman on.

  • We'll fight to the end to make sure these lives weren't wasted.

  • The plan now is to escalate this two week old protest movement into a nationwide general strike which will cripple the government but must inevitably hurt ordinary people to in an economy already shattered by the covert pandemic, they dream of international intervention to help their cause.

  • This rally is outside the US Embassy, still a symbol of hope but a fading one in a world which won't or can't act against generals who won't listen.

in Myanmar Thousands of people have lined the streets for the funeral of a young woman shot during protests against the recent military coup.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/22
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