Police fired tear gas and used batons against protesters

Police fired tear gas and used batons against protesters

07 Dec 2018, by Database Manager in CS Database

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 OccurrenceCote d'Ivoire
Country of OccurrenceAbidjan
Date of Occurrence20 Oct 2016
Security Agents InvolvedPolice (gendarmes)
Legal FoundationsArticles 7, 19 and 20 of the 2016 constitution.
Rights ImplicatedProtection from arbitrary arrest; freedom of expression; freedom of assembly and peaceful demonstration.
Casualties

Police hit protesters with batons.

Region of Occurrence Cote d'Ivoire Nigeria

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