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Armed Police Break Up Mozambique Children’s March

Expand Some of the members of Mozambican leading women’s rights groups, Forum Mulher. © 2019 Forum Mulher Authorities in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, shut down one march and initially blocked another in the latest onslaught against free expression in the country. On March 1, police officers armed with rifles disrupted a march organized by a local primary school to mark the city’s annual carnival. Four days later, the mayor of Maputo rejected plans for Mozambique’s leading women’s rights group, Forum Mulher, to march against domestic violence on International Women’s Day. An organizer of Nyoxani…

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