2018 Kanyama riots
|2018 Kanyama riots|
|Date||12 January 2018|
|Caused by||Regulations imposed to control the spread of a cholera epidemic in Lusaka.|
|Goals||Traders chanting we want change.|
|Parties to the civil conflict|
The 2018 Kanyama riots took place on 12 January 2018 after regulations imposed on trading in a bid to curb the spread of the cholera epidemic in Lusaka. Kanyama residents ran amok destroying property worth millions of Kwacha in protest against the removal of marketeers at Total filling station in the area. The irate residents also burnt a tipper truck and looted several shops.
Kanyama residents whose livelihood were disturbed by the decision to ban street vending fought running battles with riot police. The residents mobilized themselves and blocked roads, burnt tyres and threw stones at police officers who attempted to quell the unrest. The residents were protesting against their removal from the streets and the curfew imposed on them by government in a bid to curb the spread of the cholera epidemic.
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- ARMY QUELLS KANYAMA RIOT, ZNBC, 12 January 2018
- Riots break out in Kanyama over Street Vending as HH calls for calm, Lusaka Times, 12 January 2018