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Women at the forefront of protests against the Burmese junta

2021-03-07T20:22:30.550Z

Kyal Sin, 19, was shot dead last Wednesday in Mandalay. She is now the icon of protesters.



Phnom Penh

Each revolt, its martyrs.

Despite herself, Kyal Sin has become the symbol of the growing violence that the Burmese army is now showing in an attempt to contain anti-junta movements.

Last Wednesday, during a demonstration in Mandalay, the 19-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head during clashes between the armed forces and the demonstrators.

On that day, the bloodiest since the start of the popular revolt that followed the February 1 coup, 38 people lost their lives in the country of the Thousand Pagodas.

But the youthful face of Kyal Sin has established itself as the icon of the bloody repression of the military junta.

“Everything will be fine,” it

was written on the T-shirt she wore on the day she died.

Instantly, photos of the young woman, a follower of dance and martial arts, spread like wildfire on social networks, accompanied by messages of support:

"You are our heroine"

,

"we will continue the fight until 'at

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Source: lefigaro

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