• Young Myanmar Protester Shot In Head By Police Dies

A memorial is set up in Yangon, Myanmar, for a young woman protester who died Friday after being shot by police last week in an anti-coup rally in Naypyitaw. (Photo: Reuters-Yonhap News)
A memorial is set up in Yangon, Myanmar, for a young woman protester who died Friday after being shot by police last week in an anti-coup rally in Naypyitaw. (Photo: Reuters-Yonhap News)
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A protester in Myanmar who was shot in the head last week as police tried to disperse an anti-coup demonstration has died.

She had been on life support in the capital Naypyitaw.

The BBC's Bernadette Kehoe reports.

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The young woman was the first protestor to be killed since Myanmar's army seized power on February 1 and detained the country's elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The demonstration turned violent when the security forces tried to disperse protestors using water cannons, rubber bullets and live rounds.

At least two other people were reported to have been critically wounded.

The young woman, who turned 20 while in a coma, has become a symbol of resistance for protesters, who wielded massive banners portraying her likeness during demonstrations.
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