Malawi protests

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In Malawi, two days of protests in the capital, Lilongwe, and the cities of Blantyre and Mzuzu ended in violence and the deaths of at least 18 people. On July 19 and 20 the government called out the army to assist police in quelling the demonstrations, and they were accused of using live ammunition on civilians.

The protests were over the high cost of living; fuel and electricity shortages, and government suppression of political activity.

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In Malawi, two days of protests in the capital, Lilongwe, and the cities of Blantyre and Mzuzu ended in violence and the deaths of at least 18 people. On July 19 and 20 the government called out the army to assist police in quelling the demonstrations, and they were accused of using live ammunition on civilians.

The protests were over the high cost of living; fuel and electricity shortages, and government suppression of political activity.