Citizens of Southern African country Angola are set to resume protests against the government, and a Rights group has asked the authorities to respect the rights of its citizens to protest ahead of planned demonstrations on Wednesday against the high cost of living and electoral reforms.
There were violent anti-government protests that took place in the capital, Luanda, last month leading to the arrest of at least 100 people.
The Deputy Regional Director for Amnesty International in Southern Africa, Muleya Mwananyanda, has voiced that the right to peaceful assembly is protected by the constitution of Angola and it also ties in with international treaties which has been ratified by the country.
“Amnesty will be monitoring the situation closely, and documenting any human rights violations. Staging a protest is not a crime,” she said.
The protest is expected to start at a parking lot in the capital, Luanda, from whence protesters would proceed to 1º de Maio square and make their voices heard.
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