Arrests In Rwanda Protest

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abortion geneva;”>The government has in recent years been chopping its support in form of loans to students at public institutions.

visit web geneva;”>This was aimed encouraging guardians and parents to roll up their sleeves and support their children’s education.

Police Spokesperson ACP Damas Gatare said the rally contravenes Articles 685, Section 1 of the Penal Code.

According to the Article, “Any person who holds a public meeting or demonstration on public ways without notifying the competent authority shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of 8 days but less than six months and a fine of one hundred thousand (100,000) to one million (1,000,000) Rwandan francs or one of these penalties.”


Among those arrested, four of the organizers are still under Police custody as investigations continue.

ACP Gatare said: “The Rwanda National Police reminds the general public that there are procedures to be followed for anyone wishing to carry out demonstrations or gatherings legally. This is in order to ensure the safety and security of all Rwandans.”

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