Somaliland police warn opposition holding unauthorized protests

Hargeisa – Somaliland police have warned opposition events in opposition to holding unauthorized demonstrations after opposition events insisted on persevering with to protest and demanded the elections be held on time.

“Unauthorized demonstrations are illegal and police are present to prevent illegal activities,” a police officer mentioned in a video posted on Facebook.

The police commissioner referred to as on the general public to assist the police include the demonstrations.

Somaliland’s opposition events plan to protest the postponement of the presidential election, which they need to happen on November 13. Electoral talks between opposition political events and the federal government, geared toward resolving the dispute on the polls, collapsed earlier this month

In June, police arrested greater than a dozen politicians from opposition events throughout an anti-government protest in Hargeisa. They had been launched after a mediation committee and members of the House of Elders met with Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi.

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