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EU Urges Calm In Sierra Leone Amid Deadly Protests

EU Urges Calm In Sierra Leone Amid Deadly Protests

The European Union (EU) has called on all sides involved in the protest in Sierra Leone to refrain from violence and stay calm.

Citizens have been protesting in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown over rising cost of living.

A police officer has reportedly been killed in the protest and several people injured.

In a Tweet, the EU said it was “Receiving disturbing reports of violent acts in the context of demonstrations in some parts of Freetown. 🇪🇺EU Delegation encouraging all sides to refrain from violence and to stay calm. Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 is known as a peaceful country.”

Meanwhile, Sierra Leonean President, Julius Maada Bio has promised to launch a full investigation into the incident which occurred on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, leaving several peaceful citizens of the country dead including a police officer and others wounded.

This happened when scores of aggrieved citizens of the country peacefully took to the main streets, alarming over the hard living conditions under the regime of President Bio.

During their actions, reports said Sierra Leonean police officers fired teargas at the protesters, as they retaliated with the throwing of stones as was displayed on video via the social media.

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