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World Popular Resistance Clippings 7/6/2013

Over Demolition…Riot at Lumley Desperate youths recently went on the rampage at Lumley in protest against the attempt by the demolition team to demolish sixty houses, including a school at Lumley Road in the West end of Freetown. According to … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 4/5/2013

  Mexico Teacher Protests: Four Leaders Arrested During Demonstrations Against Education Reform MEXICO CITY — Mexican prosecutors say four leaders of violent teachers protests have been arrested on charges of sedition, terrorism, rioting and property damage. The Attorney General’s Office … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 19/12/2012

Riot Police Clashed with Protester Peasants in Paraguay Asunción, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Riot police clashed today with hundreds of peasants protesting in the Paraguayan department of Misiones to force them to clear a strategic road they occupied due to … Continue reading

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Over African Mineral’s labour unrest

The perpetrators of a three day police “rampage” through the mining town of Bumbuna, during which a woman was shot dead, and 11 people injured with homes and businesses destroyed, must be held to account, Amnesty International has said in … Continue reading

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Sierra Leone police shootings stir unrest, probe

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Sierra Leone has announced a coroner’s inquiry into recent shootings by the police, which have raised tensions in the West African state in the run-up to presidential elections in November. Last week Sierra Leonean police killed two … Continue reading

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Woman shot dead during miners protest in S.Leone: police

FREETOWN: A woman was shot dead on Wednesday in Sierra Leone after a protest by miners at an iron mine owned by London-based African Minterals turned violent, with police firing tear gas, police said. Assistant police superintendent Ibrahim Samura denied … Continue reading

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S.Leone cuts fuel, rice prices to avoid protests

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Sierra Leone has suspended a 10 percent tax on imported rice and cut the price of petroleum products in an attempt to avert civil unrest over the rising prices of basic necessities. President Ernest Bai Koroma, speaking … Continue reading

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Police Brutalize Defenseless Disabled

As a way of registering heartfelt disappointment over the recent eviction of about three hundred disabled persons by riot police officers, the President for Sierra Leone Union of Persons with Disability, Kabba Frankly Bangura, has complained of police cruelty. “The … Continue reading

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Hundreds of disabled youths violently evicted by the Freetown City Council

At around 7:30 am on Wednesday 11 May, bailiffs and heavy police personnel forcefully and unlawfully entered a property at 15 Ecowas Street, Freetown, in order to violently evict over 300 disabled youths, mostly children and young women. The building … Continue reading

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