The video appears to be like very like the opposite cardio dances Khing Hnin Wai has posted on her Facebook page, at the very least on first look.
With Myanmar’s parliament constructing because the backdrop, she waves her arms and bounces to the beat. However within the video shared Monday, the early stages of a coup are brewing.
Within the video that has since gone viral, the cardio dancer seems to have captured photos of armored automobiles rolling as much as Naypyidaw’s authorities complicated on Monday as Myanmar’s navy seized management of the federal government and detained the country’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
The navy mentioned Suu Kyi was detained for alleged voting irregularities in November’s election, and Gen. Min Aung Hlaing took energy.
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One model of the dancing girl’s video has since garnered greater than 20 million views on Twitter, and her preliminary Fb put up has been commented on and shared tens of 1000’s of instances.
Khing Hnin Wai, who says on her Fb she is a bodily training trainer, mentioned she was unaware of what was unfolding behind her as she shot the video.
“Earlier than I heard the information (of the coup) within the morning, the video I made for the cardio dance competitors has turn into an unforgettable reminiscence,” Khing Hnin Wai mentioned in her, in accordance with Al Jazeera‘s translation.
Whereas some have debated the video’s legitimacy on-line and challenged her motivations, she adopted up with another post sharing other videos of her dances that she had filmed from the identical spot over a number of months.
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“I wasn’t dancing to mock or ridicule any group or to be foolish… I used to be dancing for a health dance competitors,” Khing Hnin Wai defined in one other put up, in accordance with Al Jazeera. “Because it isn’t unusual for Naypyidaw to have an official convoy, I believed it’s regular so I continued.”
The BBC additionally reported the video’s authenticity, and HoaxEye, a Twitter account devoted to debunking pretend photos, mentioned there have been no “apparent indicators of enhancing.”
In keeping with the South China Morning Post, the tune Khing Hnin Wai danced to within the video is an Indonesian protest tune, “Ampun Bang Jago,” which touches on “the ability battle between the folks and the authorities.”
On Wednesday, police formally charged Suu Kyi with possession of illegally imported walkie talkies. She could be held by way of Feb. 15. Army leaders mentioned Monday they supposed to take energy for one yr.
President Joe Biden denounced the navy takeover within the nation, often known as Burma, as “a direct assault on the nation’s transition to democracy.”
Contributing: Kim Hjelmgaard, Deirdre Shesgreen and The Related Press
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