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Lawyers demand respect for their rights by the authorities

Thousands of lawyers took to the streets this Saturday in several cities of the country to demand the respect of their rights by the forces of authorities, days after a causidian was arrested in Benguela.

: César Magalhães/Novo Jornal
César Magalhães/Novo Jornal  

"The marches took place in all provinces of Angola, involving about four thousand people among lawyers and trainees," said the Order's staff member, Luis Paulo Monteiro, to Lusa.

On one of Luanda's main avenues, hundreds of lawyers were gathered, many of them in toga, with protest posters. On one banner, one could read: "respect for the law, prerogatives and guarantees in the service of the lawyer is essential to the construction of the democratic rule of law".

In the streets, demonstrators shouted "when they hit a lawyer, they hit an entire class" and "Eugénio friend, the class is with you", in a reference to the trainee lawyer Eugénio Marcolino, arrested in a police station when he was in the exercise of his activity.

The protest actions "were all orderly", said Luís Paulo Monteiro, adding: "we hope that from now on the rights, guarantees and prerogatives of lawyers in the exercise of their profession will be respected".

The marches were called after the Order repudiated the "muscular action" of the Benguela police against lawyer Eugénio Marcolino at the end of February.

On Friday, the staff said that five lawyers were arrested in one year.

In Luanda, the march went through the area near the port, the marginal, ending in the Largo de Amizade e Solidariedade com os Povos, where a protest note was read.

The bastard also said he was still waiting for the opening of an investigation into the Benguela case, to hold the officers who made the "illegal detention" accountable and then released their photos, of police identification, on social networks.

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