Riot control

By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 17th, 2012
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Police in Zimbabwe say they have arrested at least 12 people in unrest over the firing of a popular Canadian doctor from a rural hospital in the impoverished northeast. Witnesses said Friday hundreds of villagers demonstrated outside the hospital run by the Salvation Army to demand the reinstatement ...
By benim
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Feb 16th, 2012
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South African riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon on Thursday at hundreds of striking miners who went on the rampage at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg plant, the world’s single biggest platinum mine. At least 50 officers, backed by armoured vehicles and two helicopte...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 24th, 2011
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Mona Eltahawy, The Guardian The last thing I remember before the riot police surrounded me was punching a man who had groped me. Who the hell thinks of copping a feel as you’re taking shelter from bullets? Another man tried to protect him by standing between us, but I was enraged, and kept going back...
By benim
In Europe
Aug 8th, 2011
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London – Riot police faced off with youths in fresh violence in London on Monday in the third day of disorder after some of the worst rioting in the British capital in years at the weekend. Scores of young people gathered in a main street in the eastern district of Hackney, smashing up building...
By benim
In East Africa
Jun 28th, 2011
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Uganda has charged six opposition supporters with treason, saying the suspects had been recruiting members for two previously unknown rebel groups, a senior police official said on Tuesday. However, an official of Uganda’s largest opposition party said the charges were part of continuing govern...
By benim
In Algeria
May 2nd, 2011
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Students and riot police fought pitch battles in the Algerian capital Monday, leaving more than 20 injured as protesters took to the streets demanding political change, witnesses and rights groups said. The students had planned to meet at Algiers’ central post office, which is a landmark in the...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 9th, 2011
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HARARE, Zimbabwe – Witnesses say police in Zimbabwe fired tear gas to disperse worshippers outside a church who gathered to pray for peace. Riot police also sealed off a nearby Roman Catholic church in Harare where the Christian Alliance group had first organized a daylong prayer vigil Saturday. Poli...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 21st, 2011
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Security fears and a heavy deployment of riot police in Khartoum and other northern Sudan cities on Monday prevented planned anti-regime protests from materialising, activists and witnesses said. Police trucks were positioned in city centres and around university campuses from early in the day, after...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 11th, 2011
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Saudi police have opened fire to disperse protesters and three people have been injured in the city of Qatif, according to reports. It comes as authorities crack down on demonstrations – which are rare in the country – to prevent the kingdom being swamped by the wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world...
By benim
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Mar 1st, 2011
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Harare – Zimbabwean police and troops put on a show of force in the capital amid calls for protests against the long time authoritarian ruler on Tuesday. The calls appeared to have gone unheeded, with no demonstrators on the streets Tuesday. Armoured cars, trucks of riot police and Israeli-buil...