Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Catholic nun gives Myanmar own Tiananmen moment

ROME – On Sunday, Myanmar had its own “Tiananmen moment” when a Catholic nun stopped military forces from advancing on protesters by dropping to her knees and pleading with them to refrain from making arrests and resorting to violence.

The scene was reminiscent of the June 5, 1989, images of a lone man blocking a path of tanks in Beijing, after the Chinese government violently suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in the city’s Tiananmen Square.

On Sunday, Sister Ann Nu Thawng, a member of the Missionaries of St. Francis Saverio of Myitkyina, knelt in tears before a row of police officers and security forces vehicles to plead with them stop the violence.


| Permalink


Post a comment