Madagascar: Violent clashes between population and security forces

In Madagascar, clashes between the security forces and the inhabitants of the neighborhoods of Anjoma and Androranga took place on Wednesday afternoon and evening in the large port city of Tamatave, in the east of the country.

According to residents, the riots broke out after police beat a man who violated the confinement rules and refused to return home. The injured man was rushed to hospital.

The city police explained that the responsibility of the police officers was not confirmed and that an investigation would be opened.

The demonstrators threw stones at the police, burnt tires, and set up roadblocks. The police used tear-gas to disperse the crowd, police and journalists said at the scene.

About 400 law enforcement officials from the capital, Antananarivo, were sent to the city last week to enforce health measures. Tamatave has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Madagascar.

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