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Vol 52 No 8

Published 15th April 2011

Uprising put down

The 12 April ‘uprising’ was heavily advertised so it was no surprise that the security forces outnumbered any who dared to go out on to the streets to protest. Riot police used water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds gathered in central Manzini. They had scooped up trades union leaders the day before and detained up to 100 over a 48-hour period.

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