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Police who beat Tuesday protesters may be tried

The photo of one of the protestors being beaten by police. Photo from AFP

The photo of one of the protestors being beaten by police. Photo from AFP

Police officers who beat up a protesters during Tuesday’s “Occupy Parliament” demon- strations may be charged for using excessive force. During a press briefing yesterday, police spokesman Charles Owino said any officer who used excessive force on the protesters will take responsibility for their actions.

Television footage showed a police officer beating up a protester. Police lobbed teargas to dis- perse the crowd at Parliament Building who were protesting against demands by MPs for higher pay. “They will have to say who gave them the orders or take individual responsibility for their actions,” said Owino. He condemned the activists for using pigs in the protest.

“This is a violation of the animals’ rights and the rights and freedoms of Muslims,” Owino said. He said the activists who were arrested were yesterday morning taken to court and charged with violating animal rights.

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-The Star

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