Police fired tear gas and used batons against protesters07 Dec 2018, by CS Database in
Incidents & Issues
Police fired tear gas at and used batons against protesters who were gathering to march against a new draft constitution. Oppoition leaders, who described the new constitution as “a step backward for democracy”, were arrested.
Details of Occurrence
|Country of Occurrence||Cote d'Ivoire|
|Country of Occurrence||Abidjan|
|Date of Occurrence||20 Oct 2016|
|Security Agents Involved||Police (gendarmes)|
|Legal Foundations||Articles 7, 19 and 20 of the 2016 constitution.|
|Rights Implicated||Protection from arbitrary arrest; freedom of expression; freedom of assembly and peaceful demonstration.|
Police hit protesters with batons.