LUANDA — Angola’s National Police (PN) prevented the demonstration of two dozen activists at the National Assembly on August 30, 2021, against the electoral diploma under discussion in Parliament and “to demand justice and transparency” in the upcoming electoral process.
PN agents set up a strong and long security cordon throughout the Parliament and surrounding areas, using troops from the cavalry brigade and plainclothes agents.
Several activists were stopped by the police who subsequently also searched them, but there is no information on arrests.
The protest, which was stopped 200 meters from the gate of the National Assembly, coincides with the meeting today of the specialized commissions that analyze bills on the electoral system and registration, presented by the ruling MPLA and by UNITA, in the opposition.
The two main parties, which initially announced their intention to seek consensus, maintain very divergent positions on the projects under consideration.