Police Break Up Protests against Guinea-Bissau President

Police Break Up Protests against Guinea-Bissau President

10 Jan 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Demonstrators marched in the capital of Bissau to demand that new elections take place and the current parliament to be dissolved. Some were holding signs critical of the President. The police used tear gas against the demonstrators.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceGuinea-Bissau
Date of Occurrence05 Nov 2016
Security Agents InvolvedThe Police
Legal FoundationsArticle 43, section 1, and article 44 of the constitution
Rights ImplicatedThe right to participate in the nation’s political life and right to freedom of demonstration

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