Its police proceeded to arrest 60 people Denmark during incidents that broke out on Saturday in Copenhagen, on the sidelines of a festival organized by Eritrean immigrants.
When some protesters were denied entry, police officers were attacked with stones. The men of the security forces responded by using tear gas. There were no reports of injuries.
According to the police, tension prevailed between supporters of the Eritrean government and anti-regime.
Similar incidents have occurred at festivals organized by immigrants from Eritrea and in other countries – such as in Germany, Sweden and Israel – as anti-regime activists, who left the African country to escape persecution, tried to prevent them from taking place.
Eritrea, a northeastern African country on the coast of the Red Sea, with a population of about 3 million, is one of the most isolated in the world.
Since gaining independence from Ethiopia in 1993, President Isaiah Afwerki has ruled the country with an iron fist, without ever having held democratic elections. The only legal party is the ruling PDFJ (People’s Front for Democracy and Justice). Eritrea ranks last globally for press freedom and human rights.
Source: News Beast
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