Malawi police block albino protest march

Police in Malawi have blocked a protest march by people with albinism who were trying to make their way to state house.

A journalist at the scene said there were scuffles as the protesters attempted to break through the police cordon.

They wanted to present a petition to President Peter Mutharika following a spike in the killing and maiming of albinos.

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The president met a delegation, and promised to issue them with safety alarms. People with albinism are frequently killed in Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.

Their body parts are used to make charms which are believed to bring luck, money and love.

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