Police, street vendors clash in Malawi
06 February 2012, 20:00
Blantyre - Police in Malawi say they have fired tear gas to disperse
stone-throwing vendors resisting orders they move off the streets to
designated flea markets.
Lilongwe police spokesperson Kingsley
Dandaula described running battles early on Monday, the deadline city
officials had given vendors to move their tiny businesses to flea
Dandaula says protesting vendors also blocked streets
with large rocks and burning tires, and damaged some shops and cars
before police got the situation under control. He says 42 people had
been arrested by late afternoon and that he expected more arrests.
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