Protester becomes first fatality in Myanmar protests

Published on 19 Feb 2021 5:30:38 PM

A young woman protester who was shot in the head last week as police tried to disperse a crowd died on Friday (Feb 19).

Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, who just turned 20, had been on life support since her admission to the hospital on Feb 9, after she was hit by what doctors said was a live bullet at a protest in Naypyitaw.