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Mozambique: Riot Police Attack Opposition Rally

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At least twenty riot police interrupted the final rally of the campaign of opposition party MDM in Beira with shooting and tear gas grenades.

There are reports of three people killed and several injured in the unrest that began at the campaign rally of the incumbent mayor of the capital city of the province of Sofala, Daviz Simango this Saturday, November 16.

In the second to last day of the electoral campaign for municipal elections scheduled for November 20, the main opposition party MDM (Mozambique Democratic Movement) was preparing to make a final appeal for the re-election of Simango with pomp and celebration in Munhava neighborhood, when thousands of supporters of the party saw two cars with officers from the Rapid Intervention Force (FIR) – branch of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) – arriving at the scene.

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