Police with dogs and armored cars prevent tribute to Azagaia

Polícia com cães e blindados impedem homenagem a Azagaia

A military contingent is positioned right now on the Eduardo Mondlane Avenue, Maputo city, near the statue to prevent a peaceful march in honor of the Mozambican social intervention 'rapper' Azagaia, who died a week ago in Maputo from illness.

The Mozambican police are dispersing with tear gas a march in Maputo in honor of the social intervention 'rapper' Azagaia, who died a week ago from an illness.

Hundreds of people began to gather in the early hours of the morning, but were prevented from marching in the Mozambican capital.

The same people who authorize us? to march, gave ?superior orders? to the police to attack the participants, said Quitéria Guirrengane, one of the organizers.

Since 08:00, a sequence repeats itself: participants gather and chant Azagaia songs, and the police, armed with canine force and armored vehicles, fire tear gas at the groups, forcing them to flee.

Then they get together at another corner and the situation repeats itself.

The gas has been fired among passers-by and motorized traffic in the city center - who sometimes get under the gas - in the vicinity of the Eduardo Mondlane statue, on the avenue with the same name.

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