SEVEN KILLED AND TWENTY-EIGHT INJURED IN ANGOLA AS POLICE QUELLED PROTESTS IN LUANDA NORTE PROVINCE.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 1, 2021
Seven people were killed and twenty-eight injured in Angola as police quelled protests in Luanda Norte Province, six hundred and fifty-six kilometer north of the Capital, Luanda.
The incident took place in Cafunfu village, Caungo municipality.
In a statement, the Police Service said it foiled an armed rebellion organized by three hundred members of the Luanda Tchokwe protectorate Movement in self-defence.
The Police officers accused the demonstrators of attacking a police station in order to raise the movement’s flag.
LTPM’s head Jose Mateus Zecamut Chima rejected the claim of an armed rebellion, saying it was a peaceful and orderly demonstration agitating for talks with the government about the region’s autonomy.
He said the killing of seven demonstrators and the injuring of twenty-eight others is a barbarous and cowardly act.