Angolan police on Thursday fired tear gas at youths rallying in Luanda against police brutality and economic hardship, days after several protesters were killed in a crackdown in the country’s northeast. Around 100 demonstrators were dispersed in the capital as they gathered on Liberation Day — a public holiday marking the start of armed uprising against Portuguese colonial rule — to stage unauthorised anti-government demonstrations. In addition to poor living conditions, alleged state corruption and delayed local elections, the activists were also denouncing a violent police crackdown on a separatist protest that left at least six dead. x Security forces on horseback were already on stand-by when the demonstrators gathered for their march, dispersing them with batons and tear gas and arresting dozens of people. Some of the protesters hurled stones in retaliation, an AFP reporter said. The crackdown took place as Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the Angolan government […]
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the events unfolding in Myanmar on Monday, calling for the release of detained top officials and for compliance with the disputed election results.Earlier on Monday, media reported that Myanmar’s State Counselor, Aung San Suu Kyi, and President Win Myint were detained in an early morning raid. Some other
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