Swazi Students Demand Democracy

Swazi students march to demand democracy and scholarships

Students in Swaziland demanding democracy and scholarships have marched to Mbabane against the country’s decision to cut spending on tuition subsidies and school supplies.

At one point, president of the Swaziland National Union of Students, Maxwell Dlamini, tried to address the crowd but police immediately moved toward, apparently to arrest him, but other students gathered to prevent him being taken away.

The protesters carried signs reading ‘Our Time for Democracy is Now!’. Other signs criticised the Department of Labour and Social Security, who is responsible for granting scholarships to university students.

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Source: 
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