- Posted January 6, 2011 by
Tanzania not calm in ARUSHA violence, bullets, bombs
A lot of people were wounded yesterday in the violence between Chadema members in Arusha Town in Tanzania, who were protesting against corruption in the current Government of Jakaya Kikwete and requesting for the new constitution for the country. More than 2 people died according to the bbc source http://www.bbc.co.uk/swahili/habari/2011/01/110105_arusha_vurugu.shtml
The violence started when Chadema political party followers started the protest and the police saying the protest were illegal.
"We agree with the protest meeting with Chadema but we ask follow procedures to ensure no breakdown in the peace that can happen," said Andengeny - Arusha's Police commander before the protest
However, later on country IGP convened a meeting and told reporters in Dar es Salaam to declare pardoned.
IGP told the reporters that he has decided to cancel the approval of these protests and getting information from Intelligence reports that "violence was to happen."
In violence are also some press reporters were injured in firing by police was present writer of Mwananchi newspaper, Moses Mashala, photographer of Cable Television Channel ten, Ashraf Bakari, author independently of the BBC, Moses Malinga and several others.