Tear gas

By IndepthAfrica
In North Africa
Nov 28th, 2012
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More than 150 Tunisians have been injured, 13 critically, in clashes between security forces and demonstrators demanding the release prisoners detained detained during the country’s 2011 uprising. On Wednesday, clashes broke out between security forces and Tunisian protesters as riot police use...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cameroon
Nov 7th, 2012
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Cameroonian security forces used teargas to disperse about a thousand opposition supporters who had gathered in the commercial capital on Tuesday to protest against President Paul Biya as he marked 30 years in power, witnesses said. Biya, 79, has kept Cameroon, an oil producer and major cocoa grower,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 27th, 2012
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Togo’s security minister said yesterday authorities have released 119 people who were detained during this week’s rallies organised by an opposition coalition that led to clashes between police and demonstrators. At the same time eight people were held in custody, the minister, colonel Da...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 IndepthAfrica
In News
Jun 15th, 2012
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Lome – Togo’s political opposition says dozens of people have been wounded and arrested in three days of protests in the West African nation. Zeus Atta Mensah Ajavon, leader of the opposition coalition, said on Thursday that at least 56 people have been seriously hurt this week. The gover...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 15th, 2012
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Dakar – Senegalese police have fired tear-gas at opposition protesters who are demonstrating ahead of next week’s presidential election. Several hundred people turned out on Wednesday in defiance of a government ban and attempted to reach the presidential palace before being blocked by a ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 6th, 2012
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Blantyre – Police in Malawi say they have fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing vendors resisting orders they move off the streets to designated flea markets. Lilongwe police spokesperson Kingsley Dandaula described running battles early on Monday, the deadline city officials had given vend...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 9th, 2012
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Kano – Nigerian police clashed with protesters in Nigeria’s north on Monday as thousands converged on a governor’s office during nationwide fuel price strikes, leaving seven people with gunshot wounds. A union leader also said police shot dead a protester in Nigeria’s commerci...
By benim
In Article
Nov 21st, 2011
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Cairo – At least 13 people were killed on Sunday as security forces tried to clear protesters from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, casting a dark shadow over Egypt’s first elections since Hosni Mubarak’s downfall. Police and military forces used batons, tear gas and birdshot to clear t...
By benim
In Egypt
Nov 21st, 2011
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Cairo – Clashes between police and protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square erupted for a third straight day on Monday after a night of deadly violence that left at least 13 people dead. Police used tear gas sporadically through the night and into Monday morning against hundreds of protesters ...