Myanmar riot police and soldiers broke up a small protest in Myitkyana, arresting several people in the process, Friday, February 19.
READ MORE: In Myanmar, a young woman protester who was shot in the head last week by police during a protest died Friday morning.
Mya Thwet Thwet Khine, who turned 20 while in intensive care, was shot during a demonstration in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyitaw, on February 9. She was a grocery store worker.
This is the first confirmed death among the protesters who took to the streets by the thousands across Myanmar after the military overthrew the elected government February 1 and detained de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of the ruling party.
The Associated Press reports it was mostly quiet Friday in Naypyitaw, after mass demonstrations against Myanmar’s military overthrow of the civilian government continued Thursday, hours after security forces confronted striking railway workers.