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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

SWAZI POLICE BREAK UP UNION VIGIL

The planned night vigil organised by unions in the labour movement was yesterday (31 October 2011) blocked by police from taking place.

The Times of Swaziland reports that executive members of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers, the Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions and the Swaziland Federation of Labour had to turn away disappointed after their efforts to stage a prayer at Mbabane Lutheran Church were shot down.

The confrontation took place between 9pm and 10pm.

Police led by Hhohho Regional Commander, Richard Mngome-zulu told the about 20 unionists gathered outside the church that such a meeting could perpetrate violence and they had to use their discretion to prevent it.

The unions said more than 250 police and correctional services officers blocked them.

See also

SWAZILAND UNIONS CALL OFF PROTESTS

http://swazimedia.blogspot.com/2011/10/swaziland-unions-call-off-protests.html

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