Swazi Police Violent Crackdown on Protestors
Swaziland Solidarity Network
12 April 2011(afternoon)
The police in Swaziland are dispersing crowds by detaining them and leaving them in far out places. 30 Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) teachers were yesterday (11 April 2011) detained and later left without transport in far out spots in the kingdom.
At the moment the more than 500 teachers at the SNAT centre, the Union’s headquarters have been blocked by police in order to stop teachers from participating in the protests. All other teachers have been barred from leaving their schools, even those who had not planned to participate in the protests.
The police crackdown is all inclusive and is no longer targeting “obvious participants”. Ordinary people on the streets have also fallen victim to the crackdown and are definitely not pleased by the action by police.