Further protests and funerals follow deadly shootings in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Protesters gathered again across Myanmar on Sunday, the day after security forces shot two people at a demonstration in the country’s second largest city. A funeral was also held for a young woman who had previously been killed by police.
Mya Thwet Thwet Khine was the first confirmed death among the many thousands who took to the streets to protest the February 1 coup that overthrew the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. The woman was shot dead on February 9, two days before her 20th birthday, during a protest in the capital, Nayptitaw, and died on Friday.
About 1,000 people in cars and bicycles gathered at the hospital Sunday morning, where their bodies were being held under tight security. Even the victim’s grandparents, who had traveled from Yangon, five hours away, refused entry. When your body …