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Somaliland opposition parties cleared to hold protests

Wednesday August 10, 2022

Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland government allowed opposition parties on Wednesday to hold protests at their headquarters in the six electoral regions of Somaliland.

The opposition groups scheduled protests for Thursday to reiterate their demands for on-time elections.

Somaliland Interior Minister Mohamed Kahin Ahmed, along with other ministers, had a meeting with UCID party chairman Faysal Ali Warabe, who said he represents the opposition alliance.

The Minister said in a press conference in Hargeisa that the opposition and the government have agreed that the protests should take place at the party headquarters between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon and that the opposition leaders will be responsible for any problems caused by the protestors.

However, the chairman of the UCID party Faisal Ali Warabe was not present at the news conference site.

Minister Kahin instructed the police forces to ensure the security of the demonstrators and take action against anyone who committed acts of insecurity.


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