SUDAN WATCH: South Sudan: Teachers in Juba have refused to return to their classrooms as a protest

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

South Sudan: Teachers in Juba have refused to return to their classrooms as a protest

From SRS - Sudan Radio Service, 7 December 2009:
[Juba] – A police officer has been wounded and fourteen students have been arrested in Juba during a demonstration in protest at a prolonged teachers’ strike.

Secondary and primary school students exchanged stones for tear gas in a running battle with police along the Juba-Ministries and the Juba-Melekia roads.

Cars were vandalized and motorists were beaten up as traffic came to a standstill at the Mudiria roundabout.

Simon Kalamsakit, a reserve policeman, told SRS that the students will be charged and prosecuted for disturbing the peace.

[Simon Kalamsakit]: “We will charge them for violent behavior, then the judge can release them on bail and then refer the case to the court and the court will decide.”

Teachers in Juba have refused to return to their classrooms as a protest against the non-payment of their October salaries.

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