Wakit Tama’s march postponed due to government refusal to grant authorization
Wakit Tama has postponed their march originally scheduled for yesterday after the Minister of Public Security issued a statement “strictly prohibiting” a march organized by two political parties associated with Wakit Tama. The march was organized to “denounce the French policies concerning Chad and the silence of the Transitional Military Council (TMC)” but was not held because authorization to march was not granted to Wakit Tama by the TMC.
The Minister of Public Security, General Idriss Domont Adiker, signed an official statement strictly prohibiting a peaceful march organized by by two political parties, RAJET and RDST planned for last Saturday. The minister claimed that he had only received a letter with information about the march, not an official request for authorization that conformed with the current regulations concerning authorization for peaceful protests. The French ambassador, Bertrand Cochery, released a statement the day before the march was prohibited praising the current Chadian government for legalizing peaceful protests.