One policeman killed, at least ten civilians wounded in Chad opposition protest | WKZO | Everything Kalamazoo
N’DJAMENA (Reuters) – One policeman was killed and around ten people were wounded in Chad’s capital N’djamena on Saturday after police used tear gas to disperse a protest against the ruling junta that had strayed from the approved route, a police spokesperson said.
Civil society coalition Wakit Tamma had asked supporters to take to the streets to denounce the Transitional Military Council (CMT), which seized power in April after President Idriss Deby was killed while visiting troops fighting an insurgency in the north.
“There were clashes which resulted in around 10 minor injuries and the death of a police officer following a fall,” said police spokesperson Paul Manga.
Wakit Tamma accused police of using excessive force and said around 20 people were wounded, including some by live rounds.