Police officers who beat up a protesters during Tuesdayâ€™s â€œOccupy Parliamentâ€ 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. â€œThey will have to say who gave them the orders or take individual responsibility for their actions,â€ said Owino. He condemned the activists for using pigs in the protest.
â€œThis is a violation of the animalsâ€™ rights and the rights and freedoms of Muslims,â€ 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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