Young people, doctors and politicians march against police violence in Luanda - Plataforma Media

Young people, doctors and politicians march against police violence in Luanda

Four demonstrations are taking place this Saturday in the Angolan capital to shout against police violence and for the end of the “culture of fear” in the country

Shouting slogans and distributing pamphlets denouncing “barbaric acts” against activist Jorge Kisseque, allegedly shot by the police, and doctor Sílvio Dala, killed in early September, the protest led by dozens of young people, one of four that take place today in Luanda, joined more police forces than demonstrators, with elements of the anti-riot police, cavalry and canine brigade attentive to the demonstrators.

A group mobilized by ‘rapper’ Brigadeiro 10 Packages under the motto “All for Human Rights. Don’t Touch My Brother ”joined at about 10.00 in the Church of the Holy Family asking for the resignation of the Interior Minister, Eugénio Laborinho, and reforms in the police, so that citizens“ instead of being afraid, see the police as protector”.

Four demonstrations are taking place in Luanda today: one of a political nature, by supporters of PRA-JA Servir Angola, a party project by Abel Chivukuvuku, who are against the actions of the Constitutional Court. The other three are against police violence, including one called by the National Union of Doctors of Angola (Sinmea) after the death of pediatrician Sílvio Dala.

On September 1, the doctor was taken to a police station for not wearing a face mask in the car and died in circumstances not yet clarified inside the clinic. Hundreds of doctors marched this Saturday through the streets of Luanda, wearing posters with the slogan: “I am Sílvio Dala”.

This article is available in: Português

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