Protesters marched in Bissau

Protesters marched in Bissau

07 Dec 2018, by Database Manager in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

In response to a protest lead by the Collective of Democratic Political Parties (CPPD), where protesters marched in the capital city, police officers used tear gas and force to disperse protesters, who retaliated by throwing rocks at the officers. The march was an “anti-government” protest. At least fourteen arrests and ten casualities were counted.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceGuinea-Bissau
Country of OccurrenceBissau
Date of Occurrence16 Nov 2017
Security Agents InvolvedPolice
Legal FoundationsArticle 33, section 1; article 43, section 1; and article 44 of the constitution.
Rights ImplicatedProtection from unlawful arrest; "the right ... to participate in the nation’s political ... life"; "freedom of demonstration".
Casualties

At least fourteen arrests and ten casualities were counted.

Region of Occurrence Guinea-Bissau Nigeria

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