Swaziland absolute monarchy shoots striking workers

This 26 September 2019 video is called Police firing teargas on striking workers, Eswatini.

From the World Socialist Web Site today:

Police fire on strikers in Eswatini

Civil servants demonstrating in the landlocked kingdom Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) were injured after police opened fire. The NAPSAWU, the Swaziland National Association of Teachers and the Swaziland National Association of Government Accounting Personnel members walked out on September 23 to demand a pay increase of 7.85 percent. The government offered three percent, conditional on the strike ending and the economy improving. On September 25, police used rubber bullets against demonstrators in the capital city Mbabane, injuring 15. On October 2, riot police using live ammunition, tear gas and rubber bullets attacked thousands of demonstrators in the commercial hub Manzini, leaving 17 injured. A labour court began Thursday to hear the government’s arguments that the strike be made illegal on the grounds that it is political. The strike is affecting schools, the revenue collection department, the central transport administration, immigration offices and other government departments.

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