‘Shoot me instead’: Myanmar nun pleads with junta forces

‘Shoot me instead’: Myanmar nun pleads with junta forces

The Borneo Post - World·2021-03-10 16:00

YANGON: Kneeling before them in the dust of a northern Myanmar city, Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng begged a group of heavily armed police officers to spare “the children” and take her life instead.

The image of the Catholic nun in a simple white habit, her hands spread, pleading with the forces of the country’s new junta as they prepared to crack down on a protest, has gone viral and won her praise in the majority-Buddhist country.

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