54 protesters released from police custody in Sierra Leone

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The police in Sierra Leone on Wednesday released all 54 protesters who were arrested during Monday’s demonstration in Freetown.

The protesters, most females, took to the streets of Freetown and staged a demonstration against the economic hardship in the West African country.

In a speech before the release, Inspector General of Police Ambrose Michael Sovula revealed that the protested had been cautioned, saying they have the right to protest but it must be done following the due process of the law.

In recent times, Sierra Leone has seen rising inflation and surged fuel prices, which put more hardships on locals. Enditem

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