Nun kneels in entrance of police to cease Myanmar violence, however in useless


(Reuters) – A nun went down on her knees in entrance of policemen in a northern Myanmar city and pleaded with them to cease capturing protesters agitating in opposition to final month’s coup.

In the end, nonetheless, she didn’t succeed.

Video confirmed Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng in a white gown and black behavior kneeling on a road within the city of Myitkyina on Monday, talking to 2 policemen who had been additionally kneeling.

“I begged them to not harm the protesters, however to deal with them kindly like members of the family,” she advised Reuters in a phone interview.

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A nun went down on her knees in entrance of policemen in a northern Myanmar city and pleaded with them to cease capturing protesters agitating in opposition to final month’s coup.
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“I advised them that they will kill me, I’m not standing up till they offer their promise that they won’t brutally crack down on protesters.”

Tawng, who runs a clinic within the city, stated she had obtained assurances from senior officers that they had been simply clearing the street.

Tawng and one of many policemen are seen touching their foreheads to the bottom, however gunfire began quickly afterwards.

“We heard loud gunshots, and noticed {that a} younger child’s head had exploded, and there was a river of blood on the road,” Tawng stated.

A minimum of two protesters had been killed and several other others injured, she and different witnesses stated.

A army spokesman and police in Myitkyina didn’t reply to requests for remark.

Tawng tried to convey a number of the victims to the clinic earlier than she was blinded by tear fuel.

“Our clinic flooring turned a sea of blood,” she stated. “We have to worth life. It made me really feel so unhappy.”

The nun had additionally come between protesters and police traces late final month, pleading for peace, native media reported.

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Over 60 individuals have been killed and greater than 1,800 detained within the crackdown on protests in opposition to the Feb. 1 coup, an advocacy group has stated.

Reporting by Reuters employees; Writing by Raju Gopalakrishnan, modifying by Ed Osmond

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