Life and death
After the general resumed access to the dating app last month, pro-democracy posters and three-finger salutes related to anti-military rallies frequently appeared on Tinder’s profile.
Politics has always been a thorny issue for Kay and her girlfriend-before the coup, she supported a pro-military party, and her partner was a supporter of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy.
But after the coup, the 23-year-old law student from northern Myanmar “stands on the side of the people”, she told AFP that she and her partner went to protest together.
Her partner broke up with her in mid-March-“for no reason,” she said, suspecting it might have something to do with politics.
By the end of the month, her suspicions were confirmed, when she heard that her partner had encountered other people during a protest that was violently dispersed by the police.
“I became very depressed…I cried for two months in a row,” she said.
“She decided to cherish her five years to someone who is at stake in the revolution.”