Wakit Tama march Chad – LIVE

This morning before seven the air was filled with the sound of whistles, horns and shouts at the “Place of Tear Gas” near the headquarters of the Transformers political party in Abena. According to the Transformers, some of the marchers have been in place since before four this morning, and it seems like quite a crowd has already gathered.

The police have publicly warned Wakit Tama not to deviate from the itinerary that had been set by the government, but it seems like Wakit Tama intends to follow the itinerary initially requested, from the “Double Voie” circle to the national stadium “IMO” in Ardep Djumal. Stay tuned for updates as we follow the situation.

07:27 – Tear gas fired on protesters at the Transformer’s headquarters as the “Place of Tear Gas” earns its name once again. https://www.facebook.com/transtchad/posts/225595589612799

07:40 – Multiple injuries, apparently from tear gas canister being fired at the protesters. Transformers headquarters being used as a refuge and staging area for the protesters. Some protesters are throwing rocks as the police fire on them with tear gas. https://m.facebook.com/MoursalEtParisCongoTrasnsforme/videos/348037137074769/

07:53 – Protesters regroup and advance towards police before running from the tear gas. https://www.facebook.com/MoursalEtParisCongoTrasnsforme/videos/547941743162009

10:30 – Succès Masra, the president of the Transformer’s political party, gives a speech calling for “an end to the apartheid in Chad” and says that this is the last chance for a new start for Chad. Over 950 people were watching the speech live on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/transtchad/posts/225674656271559

George Adams

George Adams is a journalist and editor at Heartbeat Africa News. If you have breaking news, let him know at GeorgeAdams@heartbeatafrica.news

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