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Kenya police fire rubber bullets at youth protesters in Nairobi: AFP journalists

todayJune 25, 2024 8

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Police fire tear gas to clear protesters against the proposed government tax bill in the Central Business District of Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Anti-government demonstrators have called for a shutdown of the economy over revenue-raising measures they say are pushing more of the nation’s 54 million people into poverty. Photographer: Kang-Chen Chung/Bloomberg via Getty Images

 

 

 

Kenyan police fired rubber bullets to disperse young protesters in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday, AFP journalists saw, escalating tensions as demonstrators rallied across the country against the government’s proposed tax hikes.

“Get the rubber bullets from the box,” a police officer told his colleagues, according to an AFP journalist who overheard the conversation before they started firing in the air and at the protesters.

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