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Swaziland

Protest in Swaziland Against King Violently Dispersed
News, Swaziland

Protest in Swaziland Against King Violently Dispersed

In Swaziland, the small southern African kingdom, there has been a confrontation between government forces and pro-democracy demonstrators. Shots were fired, and tear gas was fired to disperse the demonstrators, eyewitnesses said. Protest is rare in the country, but dissatisfaction with King Mswati has increased among the population.   In Swaziland, pro-democracy protests are underway in various parts of the country. Last night there was a confrontation between the security forces and the protesters, but the toll of the conflict remains unclear. Eyewitnesses said security forces fired shots, and protesters were killed and injured. Other sources do not list any casualties. There was looting, and shops were also set on fire. The government has imposed a curfew from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. "...