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Activist released on bail, calls for peace

Activist Dominique Seedeeal, known as Darren, was released by the Intermediate Court after paying Rs15,000 bail on Saturday and acknowledging debt of Rs 100,000.

His arrest had sparked protests and confrontations with police in several regions.

He has been accused of “willfully and unlawfully by writing which is posted through the internet to cause hatred towards the government”.

The activist was cheered by hundreds of sympathisers gathered outside the court.

Speaking to the press after his release, he thanked everyone who supported him in his fight against recent price increases. 

“Police must act independently and prices must come down. The Prime Minister must take his responsibilities.”

He also appealed to his supporters to stop the riots and go home.

He was released on bail on several conditions, including:

  • Report to the Grand Baie police station every day between 6a.m. and 6p.m.
  • Refrain from directly engaging on any type of social media
  • Not to participate in any type of meeting directly or indirectly, unless police approval is sought and obtained,
  • To remain “indoor” every day between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Since Saturday morning, police have been busy unblocking and cleaning roads in regions where protesters had clashed with police overnight, namely Camp Levieux to Barkly, from Cite Vallejee to Port Louis, from Roche Bois to Baie du Tombeau, via Terre rouge at Arsenal as well as Trou d’Eau Douce, Floréal, Mangalkhan.

Motorists coming from the North and going towards the center and the South were being diverted towards the Terre-Rouge Verdun road.

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