South Sudan’s national security services arrested dozens of peaceful school students demanding the resignation of President Salva Kiir “over misuse of leadership and subsequently putting the country in chaos.”
The protest happened this morning where a group of college students demanded the end to crisis in the country.
But Juba’s national security took it as an attempt to change the regime “using peaceful means”
“We came here to demand our rights. South Sudan is not in good shape, the pound is down and food prices are up as well as peace has collapsed and the government think everything is okay. We say no. Everything is not okay. We are suffering period. We cannot make the basic lunch nor breakfast prices are going up. Its upon the government to end the crisis. They are solely responsible for it. They have to call their soldiers back to Juba and declare that there is no more war” – Louis Akol, a protester from Juba University said.
The Monday’s protest ended with a brutal shooting involving 3 university protesters. 9 Ring leaders of the protesting group were also arrested.
The protest is one of the biggest headed by civilians in Juba against the war that has since claimed more than 50,000 lives according to UN reports.
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