[PHOTOS] Police arrest 56 Kenyans during Sabasaba protests against brutality

In Summary

• The march against police brutality barely started as police barricaded all the start points.

•The march was to mark the 30th Saba Saba, which is market on July 7 every year. This is to commemorate the Second Liberation struggle in Kenya.

Riot police engage protesters during Sabasaba march along Harambee Avenue, Nairobi on July 7, 2020/
Riot police engage protesters during Sabasaba march along Harambee Avenue, Nairobi on July 7, 2020/
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

The Saba Saba March for Our Lives protest turned chaotic on Tuesday after police teargassed demonstrators and arrested at least 56 people.

The march against police brutality barely started as police barricaded all the start points.

 

The march was to mark the 30th Saba Saba, which is market on July 7 every year. This is to commemorate the Second Liberation struggle in Kenya.

 Human rights defenders from informal settlements of Mathare, Kayole, Kibera, Dandora, Kariobangi and Korogocho, among others,  were arrested and detained in different police stations across the county.

Protesters during Sabasaba march along Harambee Avenue, Nairobi on July 7, 2020
Protesters during Sabasaba march along Harambee Avenue, Nairobi on July 7, 2020
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Protesters demonstrate along Moi Avenue streets in Nairobi demanding social justice and an end to police brutality on July 7, 2020.
Protesters demonstrate along Moi Avenue streets in Nairobi demanding social justice and an end to police brutality on July 7, 2020.
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI
Protesters during Sabasaba march along Harambee Avenue, Nairobi on July 7, 2020
Protesters during Sabasaba march along Harambee Avenue, Nairobi on July 7, 2020
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Police officer fires a teargas canister at demonstrate along Moi Avenue streets in Nairobi demanding for Social Justice and an end to Police brutality 7 July 2020.
Police officer fires a teargas canister at demonstrate along Moi Avenue streets in Nairobi demanding for Social Justice and an end to Police brutality 7 July 2020.
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI
Protesters during Sabasaba march along Harambee Avenue, Nairobi on July 7, 2020
Protesters during Sabasaba march along Harambee Avenue, Nairobi on July 7, 2020
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
A bus driver is being helped back to the bus after he was overwhelmed by teargas during demonstrations along Moi Avenue streets in Nairobi, the protesters were demanding for Social Justice and to bring to end the police brutality on 7 July 2020.
A bus driver is being helped back to the bus after he was overwhelmed by teargas during demonstrations along Moi Avenue streets in Nairobi, the protesters were demanding for Social Justice and to bring to end the police brutality on 7 July 2020.
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI
A protester is arrested by police during Sabasaba March along Harambee Avenue, Nairobi on July 7, 2020
A protester is arrested by police during Sabasaba March along Harambee Avenue, Nairobi on July 7, 2020
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Protesters who tried to gain entry to Harambee Avenue were arrested and chained by a police officer on 7 July 2020.P
Protesters who tried to gain entry to Harambee Avenue were arrested and chained by a police officer on 7 July 2020.P
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Cops in Nairobi's CBD during Sabasaba protests on July 7, 2020
Cops in Nairobi's CBD during Sabasaba protests on July 7, 2020
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Protesters demonstrate along Moi Avenue streets in Nairobi carrying plaque card demanding for Social Justice and an end to Police Brutality on 7 July 2020.
Protesters demonstrate along Moi Avenue streets in Nairobi carrying plaque card demanding for Social Justice and an end to Police Brutality on 7 July 2020.
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI
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Police officer fires a teargas canister at demonstrators along Harambee Avenue as they demanded for Social Justice and an end to Police Brutality on 7 July 2020.
Police officer fires a teargas canister at demonstrators along Harambee Avenue as they demanded for Social Justice and an end to Police Brutality on 7 July 2020.
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI
Protesters being lead to a police car after being arrested while demonstrating along Harambee Avenue carrying placards demanding for Social Justice and an end to police brutality on 7 July 2020.
Protesters being lead to a police car after being arrested while demonstrating along Harambee Avenue carrying placards demanding for Social Justice and an end to police brutality on 7 July 2020.
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI