Friday, September 07, 2012

Swaziland: Police Trick, Ambush, Beat Students

Swaziland police tricked students into believing they were being escorted to deliver a petition to the government, but instead took them to a road with no exits and ambushed them, firing shots and beating them up.
Media in Swaziland are reporting that about 100 students were forced to flee across the streets of the Swazi capital, Mbabane.
The Swazi Observer reported today (5 September 2012) that the students were part of the on-going Global Week of Action for Swaziland and wanted to demonstrate under the banner 'Relevance of the Education System to the Current Situation'. They wanted to deliver petitions to the Ministries of Labour and Social Security and Education and Training Students and the South African High Commission.