Tear Gas Shot Into University Bus In Walia
In Walia, a southern neighborhood of N’Djamena, Chad, two buses full of students were stopped in the middle of the circle yesterday. After tear gas was shot into one of the buses full of students, the drivers of the two buses decided to stop and let the students demand an explanation. Although a police commissioner arrived on the scene within minutes, no explanation was given for why the shot was fired into the bus.
The students, red eyed from the tear gas, claimed that there was no provocation or insult. However, most residents of N’Djamena familiar with the university bus service might have trouble believing that claim. Whether or not the shot was provoked, it’s not likely to improve the already tenuous relations between the university students and the police, who have clashed multiple times during protests for better conditions at the university.
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