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Myanmar crowd mourns young woman killed in protest

Thousands of people turned up in Nay Piy Taw, the capital of Myanmar to mourn the death of a young woman who was killed during a military coup protest.

Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing is among three other people believed to have been killed during the protest and she was days away to celebrate her 20th birthday.

The news comes after the military overthrew the government with promises to hold an election soon has also failed.

The protesters are now calling for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi their elected leader and several other leaders from the National League of Democracy (NLD) party.

During the coup, military noted that the election was held in fraudulent way but have failed to proof otherwise.

The young woman killed in the protest is reported to have been working at a supermarket when protest started. She was injured by the police and spent ten days on life support before succumbing to the injuries on Saturday.

Her casket was placed in a gold hearse and driven along the streets to allow thousand of people pay their last respect.

The United Nation (UN) has since condemned the attack by police and use of live ammunition during peaceful demonstrations.

Social media giants Facebook has stepped in to block a military news site noting that it went against their community standards.

“In line with our global policies, we’ve removed the Tatmadaw True News Information Team Page from Facebook for repeated violations of our Community Standards prohibiting incitement of violence and coordinating harm” said Facebook

Myanmar police have been using the news site to warn protesters against going to the streets and challenging the election results.

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