Malawians chant as they protest against govt, ‘Peter Mutharika must resign’

Thousands of Malawians on Friday took part in nationwide protests, it the first time such protests have taken place since the anti-government demonstrations in 2011, these protest were peaceful.

The protest action organised by civil action groups were against what they call corrupt and poor governance under President Peter Mutharika took power since 2014.

Crowds chanted, dressed in red, “Peter should resign!”

The crowds were accompanied by a heavy police presence in Blantyre, Lilongwe and other cities around the country.

Members of the ruling party Mutharika’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) had threatened to disrupt the protests, but the march went on without clashes.

In the 2011 anti-government protests, the police opened fired at the protesters, 20 unarmed civilians were killed, scenes that shocked the country, that saw many international donors cut their aid.

Malawia is one of the poorest nations in the continent, and is mostly dependent on international donors.

Photo Credit- Malawi NEWSNow

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