The Chadian Transitional Military Council (TMC) has authorised two marches in the capital, N’Djamena, and Doba in Logone Oriental province tomorrow, Thursday, May 20.
The TMC authorised the march through the Ministry of Public Security and Immigration, by arretes numbers 48 and 49, while placing a ban on the march scheduled for today, Wednesday, May 19.
The two arretes stipulate that the organisers of the marches would be held responsible for any breach in public law and order and would be prosecuted for any destruction, theft and any other infringements.
According to the authorisation, the march to be organised by “Tchad en Marche” civil society organisation, would follow an itinerary from the 10 Villas to the Palais du 15 Janvier while that to be organised by the “Vision Nouvelle” platform in Doba in the Logone Oriental would follow an itinerary to be decided by the governor of the Logone Oriental province.
Meanwhile, the protest march by the Wakit Tama Movement that was scheduled to take place today, Wednesday, May 19, has been banned.
According to Arrete number 50 signed on Tuesday, May 18, by Souleyman Abakar Adam, the Minister of Public Security and Immigration, the organisers of the march did not deposit any application for authorisation of the protest march with the relevant government authorities.
The minister warned that the organisers of the banned march would be held responsible for any disturbance of the peace resulting from the banning of the demonstration.
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