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18 Jul 2018 | 09:13 AM UTC

Sierra Leone: Police disperse protesters in Freetown July 17

Sierra Leone News Alert

Police disperse protest to denounce rise in fuel prices in the capital Freetown on July 17; avoid all gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/18/2018, 12:00 AM until 7/20/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Freetown). COUNTRY/REGION Freetown

Event

Police dispersed protesters who had gathered in the capital Freetown on Tuesday, July 17, to denounce a rise in fuel prices. The leader of the local NGO behind the demonstration was arrested for organizing a non-authorized protest. This marks the first demonstration held in the country since Juliu Mada Bio won the presidential elections on March 31.

Further political gatherings and protests are possible in the coming days and weeks.

Advice

Individuals in Sierra Leone, particularly Freetown, are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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