Deaths in Mozambique riots
2010 09 03
From: Al Jazeera.net
At least six people have been shot dead in Mozambique’s capital during clashes between police and demonstrators protesting against rising food and fuel prices.
Demonstrators burned barricades and tyres during protests over soaring prices in Maputo [Reuters]
Police opened fire on protesters throwing stones and setting fire to tyres and barriers, but it was not immediately clear whether their bullets were responsible for the deaths.
According to the AFP news agency, one boy was shot in the head and left dead in the street, while a police spokesman told Reuters two children were killed in the violence.
Red Cross rescue teams in the impoverished southern African country said demonstrators were killed during separate protests in Maputo on Wednesday.
"We have had 42 cases at the hospital. Twenty-three were wounded by gunshots. Two are being operated on at the moment. Nineteen have wounds from physical attacks. One died," Antonio Assis da Costa, director of emergency services at the Red Cross, told AFP.
High price of bread
The protests are believed to have been triggered by a 30 per cent rise in the price of bread in the past year, following soaring wheat prices around the world due to severe drought in Russia and eastern Europe.
Mozambique also is heavily dependent on imports from South Africa, which have become more expensive in recent months as the South African rand currency has strengthened.
"I can hardly feed myself. I will join the protest because I’m outraged by this high cost of living," Nelfa Temoteo, who lives in the capital’s densely populated Malhazine suburb, said.
Police appealed for calm on state radio and TV on Wednesday, and said they had made an unspecified number of arrests.
Violent protests over high costs, which left at least six people dead, erupted in Mozambique two years ago, when global food prices jumped.
Article from: english.aljazeera.net
Sept.1, 2010 Maputo
Video from: YouTube.com
Soaring food prices hit Pakistan
Disasters could push food prices up
Mozambique - Women at Forefront of Resisting Climate Change
Food and Depopulation: Rockefeller Family
Chaos eases as Haiti food lines focus on ’women-only coupons’
Army families ’forced to rely on charity food handouts’
Food needs ’fundamental rethink’
North Korea clamps down on mobile phones to stop news of food crisis
World Bank’s Zoellick: Food Prices High Until 2012
Gerald Celente on Greece: People will rise against bank bailouts globally (Video)
Greece braces for "violent modernization"
Greece hit by new riots as pressure grows to quit euro
Max Keiser: Financial Terrorism, Crashing the Greek Economy for Profit
The price of Russia’s export ban (Video)
Latest News from our Front Page
The Aeon of Horus is Ending and the Elites are Nervous as their Icons are Dying
2014 04 18
I predict there is going to be a huge resurgence of interest in European indigenous spiritual traditions from Norse to Celtic/Gaelic to Slavic and so on. Millions of Europeans are going to realise that we are the victims of Christianity and New Age garbage. Their bastardised Kabbalah, the psychic force used by Crowley and the elites to cement his Aeon ...
Easter - Christian or Pagan?
2014 04 18
Contrary to popular belief, Easter does not represent the "historical" crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In reality, the gospel tale reflects the annual "crossification" of the sun through the vernal equinox (Spring), at which time the sun is "resurrected," as the day begins to become longer than the night.
Rather than being a "Christian" holiday, Easter celebrations date back ...
Man-Made Blood Might Be Used in Transfusions by 2016
2014 04 18
Researchers in the U.K. have created the first man-made red blood cells of high enough quality to be introduced into the human body
The premise of the HBO show and book series True Blood revolves around a technological breakthrough: scientists figure out how to synthesize artificial human blood, which, as an ample new source of non-human food, allows vampires to "come ...
The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their Skulls
2014 04 18
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Tennessee have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people.
The findings highlight the role of environmental factors in shaping our physical characteristics.
Our Fears May Be Shaped by Ancestral Trauma
2014 04 18
Last December, an unsettling Nature Neuroscience study found that mice who were taught to associate the smell of cherry blossoms with pain produced offspring who feared the smell of cherry blossoms, even if they had never been exposed to it before. We knew that the process was epigenetic—that it was not hard-wired in the permanent genetic structure of the mouse—but ...
|More News » |