Malawi Police teargas unarmed Chinsapo secondary school students

The students at Chinsapo Secondary School in the Capital Lilongwe on Tuesday held angry street protests against government’s failure to pay in time their teachers salaries.

This is second time within one week for the students to demonstrate against the delayed teachers salaries.

The students are angry over the development which is forcing teachers to boycott classes for two weeks now.

Similar demonstrations last Friday ended with several arrests as the police ran wild beating up the students and carelessly throwing teargas canisters even on the onlookers and passersby.

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Reports shows that today the police only made one arrest after dispersing the students with teargas.

Deputy police spokesperson for Lilongwe police Kingsley Dandaula said earlier in the day that the police have successfully calmed the situation.

“We decided to swiftly intervene because Chinsapo is now becoming a volatile area,” said Dandaula.

He said  those  were arrested last Friday have been freed and that the one arrested today is not a student but a passers-by who was causing havoc by taking advantage of  students’ demonstration.

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