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13 people sentenced for involvement in riot at the funeral of kudurista Nagrelha

Thirteen people were sentenced on Thursday for involvement in a riot during the funeral of kudurista Nagrelha, the Angolan National Police announced on Friday.

: Ampe Rogério/Lusa
Ampe Rogério/Lusa  

The conviction came two days after the Angolan National Police detained 14 young people suspected of vandalism, "when, allegedly, they were participating in the funeral of musician Nagrelha dos Lambas", held on Tuesday, to which thousands of people attended.

The disturbances began when the suspects were heading to the Santana cemetery where the funeral was taking place, and on the way "they began to vandalize everything they found", including private and authorities vehicles, power stations and shops, as well as robbing passersby.

"Given the police cordon that was created in that area, the police immediately proceeded to the arrest of the alleged perpetrators, who were then referred to the Public Ministry for summary judgment", reads a note.

The perpetrators of the crime were sentenced to 10 to 30 days of effective imprisonment and payment of a fee of 5000 kwanzas, for the official defender and a court fee of 15,000 kwanzas each.

The funeral of the famous kudurista was marred by riots near the cemetery, prompting the police to intervene to disperse the huge crowd of people with tear gas and rubber bullets that sent panic among the crowd.

During the stampede, a minor died and 33 people were injured during the funeral incidents, including 16 police officers.


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