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Six unionists in Mauritius arrested for protesting in defence of taxi drivers

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Six unionists in Mauritius arrested for protesting in defence of taxi drivers

Three years after protesting in front of the National Land Transport Authority (NLTA), formerly the NTA, trade unionist Atma Shanto and six others were arrested for “unlawful assembly” on Friday.

They were brought before the Port Louis Court on a provisional charge under the Public Gathering Act, Defi Media reported.

They had to provide bail of Rs 3,000 and a surety of Rs 10,000 each to be released.

In June 19, 2019, Atma Shanto and a group of individuals, mostly taxi drivers, had gathered in front of the NTA over several grievances.

According to police, these individuals had no authorization to hold this gathering.

The National Land Transport Authority (NLTA) is a public body operating in Mauritius under the aegis of the Ministry Land Transport and Light Rail.

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