21 January 2014
The Right to Know Campaign has
called the recent protest and killings in Mothotlung a symptom of the growing
attacks to the right to protest in South
Africa, fuelled by the militarization
of the police and criminalization of protest.
Four people have died in protest
over water shortage in the area.
Right2Know’s Murray Hunter said it is urgent, to address why our police
force is so violent in the first place.
Hunter said this is probably the
biggest attack on freedom of expression in South
Africa today. It’s about citizens trying to take to the
streets to express their democratic rights and being shut down by the
municipality, police and by local politicking.
“I think South Africans need to
stand in solidarity with protestors who are being attacked by police” Hunter
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