Friday, 8 July 2011

131 held over Mwanza skirmishes

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

MORE than 130 people have been arrested in Mwanza city following Wednesday clashes between defiant traders and riot police.

The Mwanza Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr Simon Sirro, said on Thursday that 131 suspects had been taken into custody and would be screened to identify those who should stand trial.

Most shops and offices in the heart of the city that remained closed the whole of Wednesday were open yesterday and it was business as usual.

The RPC stressed that no one was killed in the unrest as it has been reported in some newspapers. He said only three people were injured after being hit by bullets and had been admitted to the Bungando Medical Centre (BMNC) in the city.

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