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09 Nov 2018 | 10:09 AM UTC

Guinea-Bissau: Violent protest in Bissau November 8; further protests likely /update 2

Guinea-Bissau News Alert

Eight people wounded in clashes with police during student protest in Bissau on November 8; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/9/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/12/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bissau). COUNTRY/REGION Guinea-Bissau

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Police used tear gas to disperse students protesting in the capital Bissau on Thursday, November 8, to denounce an ongoing teacher strike that has paralyzed the education sector. At least eight people were wounded and five others arrested following clashes with security forces. Students have vowed to continue their protests until their demands are heard. Associated demonstrations are therefore likely in the coming days and weeks. Further clashes between protesters and security forces are possible.


The National Union of Teachers (Sinaprof), the National Democratic Union of Teachers (Sinderprof), and the Union for Higher Education launched an indefinite strike on October 1. Teachers are demanding the payment of salary arrears, a new salary in line with a West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) scheme, the adoption of formalized career paths, and better working conditions.


Individuals in Guinea-Bissau, particularly the capital Bissau, are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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