Jonglei: Two wounded protestors have been treated and discharged.
Two government officials who were hurt during a peaceful rally in Bor town, the Jonglei state capital, on Wednesday were released from Bor Hospital on Thursday after being treated.
A group of federal employees enraged by the government’s announcement of a decrease in their allowances battled with security personnel at the government buildings on Wednesday, injuring several individuals.
“Three individuals arrived. National Security personnel thrashed them with barrels of weapons known as AKM. One guy was savagely beaten in the chest. His health was critical. So he’s still in the hospital, “a health worker who requested anonymity said. “Another lady was hurt in the arm, and a male was injured on his head, and we released them on Wednesday evening.”
The health professional said that they are treating the other patients and that he is doing well since he does not have a fracture in his chest.
The state police commissioner, Joseph Mayen Akoon, confessed that three persons were hurt during a clash with security personnel after attempting to forcefully take the State Secretariat.
“Those demonstrators rushed to the streets, attempting to force their way into the secretariat in order to demand the release of their arrested member.” That was completed. However, there was a clash with security officers throughout the process. As a result, three of them had minor injuries,” he said.
According to the chief state police officer, peace has been restored after demonstrators were assured that their issues will be handled.
For his side, David Garang Goc, an activist with the Jonglei Civil Society Network, condemned the security forces’ use of force against peaceful protesters. He said that if the government does not heed the public employees’ requests, additional demonstrations would be conducted.
“The meeting between the government and protestor representatives had no positive outcomes.” Protestors promised to hold additional demonstrations, but they were temporarily halted today (Thursday) because they were certain that their issue will be handled in parliament,” he added.