In Namibia: Police Use Teargas to Subdue Gender-Based Violence Protest - Video

In Namibia: Police Use Teargas to Subdue Gender-Based Violence Protest – Video

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Namibian police and the Special Reserve Force fired rubber bullets, teargas and used batons to subdue the unprecedented and three-day nationwide protest staged on Saturday by around 400 persons mostly young women – who raised their voices against gender-based violence and femicide on the streets of the nation’s capital city, Windhoek.

Slogans such as “no justice, no peace” could be heard from the chanting impassioned protesters.

Over the three-days since the start of the countrywide demonstrations _ which initially began on social media, then later took off in the coastal town of Swakopmund and in Otjiwarongo which is situated north of Windhoek.

In Namibia: Police Use Teargas to Subdue Gender-Based Violence Protest - Video Tatahfonewsarena

The organised movement participants marched to government offices on Friday to demand the resignation of Doreen Sioka, the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare due to her perceived-problematic religious stance when handling matters pertaining to gender-based violence.

Windhoek gets more than 200 cases reported under the Domestic Violence Act on a monthly basis.

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