Friday, September 07, 2012

Swaziland: Armed Police Block Students Protest

Heavily-armed state forces stopped students in Swaziland from marching on government to protest about the non-payment of tuition fees and scholarships.
More than 100 students today (16 August 2012) gathered at the University of Swaziland campus in the kingdom's capital Mbabane, but they were blocked from leaving for about four hours by police and prison wardens. Eventually the students gave up and went home.
The students hoped to march on the Labour and Social Security to deliver a petition concerning a continuing scholarship crisis.