“Everything will be OK,” read 19-year-old Angel’s T-shirt as the dancer and taekwondo champion joined anti-coup protesters in Myanmar on Wednesday. But she must have known it might not be OK – she left details of her blood group, a contact number and a request to donate her body in the event of her death.
“Everything will be OK,” read 19-year-old Angel’s T-shirt as the dancer and taekwondo champion joined anti-coup protesters in Myanmar on Wednesday.
Reports say Angel knows it might not be OK – as she left details of her blood group, a contact number and a request to donate her body in the event of her death. Angel, also known as Kyal Sin, was killed by a shot to the head on the streets of Mandalay as she fought for a tentative democracy in which she had proudly voted for the first time last year, an election overturned by the Feb. 1 coup.
“Kyel Sin” , 19 years old was shot dead in Mandalay Region, Myanmar. Just how many more heroes have to die more? Rest in peace girl.
Wednesday’s bloodletting more than doubled the death toll at protests that have drawn hundreds of thousands of people to Myanmar’s streets. The army, which says one policeman has died, has said it will act against “riotous protesters”.
Angel had known she was risking her life. One friend, Kyaw Zin Hein, shared a copy of her last message to him on social media. It read: “This might be the last time I say this. Love you so much. Don’t forget”. On Facebook, she had posted her medical details and the request to donate her body if she were killed. Messages of grief and acclaim flooded the page on Wednesday.
Like Angel, more than a dozen other protesters have been killed by shots to the head, raising suspicions among rights groups that they were intentionally targeted. Another woman – a bystander – was shot in the head in Mandalay on Sunday.