The military coup in Myanmar took an absurd turn on Monday when a video of a woman dancing in front of armored vehicles was spread on social media.
It appears the aerobics video was filmed Monday morning as the coup took place, capturing a surreal scene of a military takeover an animated electronic rhythm. The woman, named Khing Hnin Wai, dances for three minutes, seemingly unaware of what is unfolding behind her. According to her Facebook profile, she is a physical education teacher who works at the country’s Ministry of Education.
The video was so amazing that viewers began to wonder if it was dancing in front of a green screen. They pointed to the shadow behind the woman, part of which disappears in the video.
But the video is unlikely to be fake. A fence of the location is displayed he danced on the steps of a roundabout not far from the Parliament of Myanmar, which is why the shadow seems to be cut. Images of the street published by Aric Toler, Bellingcat researcher also confirm the location.
Later, the same physical education teacher posted other exercise videos filmed on the same site. He did not immediately respond to a request for an interview from BuzzFeed News.