Police break up Angolan war veterans protest

first_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories LUANDA, Angola (AP) – Police have dispersed more than 100 protesting Angolan war veterans who claim they have not received promised payments.Police used tear gas and shots were heard during running skirmishes in downtown Luanda Wednesday that lasted more than an hour. It was unclear if live ammunition or rubber bullets.Late Wednesday, Luanda’s provincial government said in a statement read on state television that several protesters were detained. The government did not say whether anyone was injured. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 It was the second veterans protest this month. Many veterans who fought against South African- and U.S.-backed insurgents say they never received promised pensions or disability subsidies. The state news agency, Angop, quoted an army statement Wednesday saying payments were resumed June 15.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   last_img