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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni issues guidelines on arrest of suspects, handling rowdy crowds

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda on Monday issued guidelines on the arrest of suspects and the handling of rowdy crowds amid complaints over growing misconduct by security operatives.
Protesters scuffle with police during a demonstration in Bucharest, Romania, August 10, 2018. Inquam Photos-Liviu Florin Albei via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. ROMANIA OUT.

Romania charges police chiefs over violence against protesters

The head of Romania's riot police and three senior officials have been charged over the use of violence to break up an anti-government protest in Bucharest that left hundreds of people hurt, prosecutors said Friday.

Bida Poly students, commercial drivers clash

Students of the Federal Polytechnic Bida went on rampage within Bida township on Sunday destroying shops and beating up people due to misunderstanding with commercial drivers in the town.
People shout slogans during an anti government protest in front of the Government headquarters in Bucharest on August 12, 2018. Thousands gathered Sunday in Romania's capital for a third night of protest against the government after Friday's mass demonstration left hundreds injured. Singing the national anthem and waving national flags, protesters again amassed at Victory Square in front of the government headquarters in Bucharest. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

Romania to probe alleged police violence at protest

Romania has opened an enquiry into alleged police violence at a mass anti-corruption protest against the leftwing government last week where hundreds were injured, military prosecutors said Monday.

Police disperse protesting students with tear gas

Policemen on Monday dispersed protesting students of the College of Education Ilorin, Kwara state with tear gas.

Police dismiss three officers over Lagos tear-gas incident

The police in Lagos have dismissed three officers who were found guilty of spraying tear-gas on a man identified as Ademuwagun Solomon near China Town in the Ojota area of Lagos.

Police deny shooting man in Lagos

Chike Oti, the police spokesperson, said in a statement on Friday that the man, identified as Ademuwagun Solomon, collapsed after inhaling tear-gas sprayed by police officers attached to a neighbourhood patrol team.

Tear gas, petrol bombs as French police clear ‘eco-camp’

French police battled Tuesday to evict anti-airport protesters and the creators of an alternative anti-capitalist settlement in western France during a second day of clashes.

Brazil’s Lula da Silva begins 12 years prison sentence

Former president of Brazil, Lula da Silva, has surrendered to the police to begin his 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

United Nations ‘alarmed’ by DRC crackdown

The UN said it was "deeply alarmed" by the actions of security forces in DR Congo during anti-Kabila protests in Kinshasa last Sunday, and believe the toll of victims during the crackdown "may be higher".

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