Myanmar Nun Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng Kneels Before Soldiers To Protect Protesters, Picture Goes Viral

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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" & 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. "I knelt down... begging them not to shoot and torture the children, but to shoot me and kill me instead," she told AFP on March 9. Her act of bravery in the city of Myitkyina on March 8 came as Myanmar struggles with the chaotic aftermath of the military's February 1 ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. So far, more than 60 people have been killed in anti-coup demonstrations around the country, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners monitoring group. Watch the video to know more.

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