An extremely large number of people went to Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw for the funeral of a young girl who was killed in protests against the military coup.
Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing was shot in the head the day she turned 20, the first of at least three people to be killed in the protests.
Thousands of people stood on the streets to bid farewell to her, some of whom made the three-finger salute gestures used by protesters.
The army earlier this month overthrew the democratically elected government.
Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing, an employee at the supermarket, was injured when police tried to dissolve protesters earlier this month.
She maintained 10 days of life thanks to medical assistance, but died on Friday.
She became the focus of the protesters. Her image is often raised by opponents of the coup.
Her coffin was carried across the streets in a black and gold vehicle, escorted by hundreds of people on motorbikes.
Facebook closes the military news site
Social network giant Facebook removed a Myanmar military news page a day after two people were killed for protests against the coup.
Facebook said that the Tatmadaw True News Information Team Page page violated the rules prohibiting inciting violence.
Facebook is the main source of information and news in Myanmar.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets again on Sunday, protesting against the military’s return to power.
Protesters rejected promises of an early election, and demanded the release of democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of the Nationalist Alliance for Democracy (NLD) party. grandmother.
The military alleged that the NLD had won a landslide victory in the previous election due to fraud, but failed to provide any evidence.
Facebook released a statement saying, “In compliance with our global policy, we remove the Tatmadaw True News Information Team Page from Facebook for its continued violation of our Community Standards, which is a ban. incites violence and harm. “
This site, run by the military, is used to warn protesters and make allegations of election results.
Army leader Min Aung Hlaing and other top military commanders were previously banned from using Facebook amid allegations of human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims.
An estimated 22 million out of the 54 million people in Myanmar use Facebook.
The protest wave showed no sign of stopping
Across the country, Sunday protests continued to take place in the streets.
In the country’s largest city, Yangon, protesters raised a photo of Aung San Suu Kyi and wrote banners demanding democracy.
Christian nuns participated in a protest outside the Chinese Embassy, a key ally of Myanmar.
Celebrity actor Lu Min’s wife said he was arrested after posting a video condemning the military leadership.
Saturday was the day of the worst violence since the coup occurred earlier this month.
There have been two casualties when police used real bullets to disperse protesters in Mandalay.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, condemned the violence. “The use of deadly force, intimidation and harassment of peaceful protesters is unacceptable,” he wrote on Twitter.
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