A police officer in Somalia’s capital has been arrested within the deadly capturing of a minimum of one civilian whereas implementing coronavirus restrictions, based on officers.
The capturing on Friday night sparked protests in Mogadishu that continued on Saturday with crowds of younger males burning tires and demanding justice.
There was rising anger amongst some residents over alleged abuses by safety forces, together with beatings whereas implementing virus-related restrictions.
Shouts of “No police, no curfew” may very well be heard as protesters took to the streets and broken a police landmark at a metropolis roundabout.
The nation’s police chief on Saturday fired the commissioner in control of safety in Bondhere district the place the capturing happened.
“The actual policeman is detained and can face due course of. The curfew has been in place for a while with no incidents and we remorse this specific one however it’s not a standard state of affairs and it’s not one thing that we’ll tolerate. Thanks,” Deputy Police Commissioner Zakia Hussen mentioned on Twitter.
Somalia has one of many world’s weakest healthcare techniques and coronavirus circumstances have been rising rapidly.
Based on Somali well being officers, 16 sufferers have died from the coronavirus, whereas the variety of circumstances stands at 328.