Thursday, April 7, 2011

arrest them all!

A reporter covering the brutal eviction of hawkers from a bridge in Accra, Ghana, was himself arrested and manhandled by government officers. Daniel Nonor, from The Chronicle newspaper, was hauled off after he chanced on the violent eviction and took a picture of the fracas. A worker with the city's Sanitation Department told the newspaper that the reporter should have been beaten and thrown in the gutter, rather than simply arrested. The street vendors, most of them women, were taken to court--though it is not clear what charges were filed against them. The Chronicle (via Modern Ghana) has the story.

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