Angolan President describes vandalism during drivers strike as an act of terror

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Angolan President Joao Lourenco has slammed the acts of vandalism during taxi drivers strike in Luanda on Monday, describing it as an `act of terror.’

Speaking at the 12th meeting of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, Lourenco stressed that the country had been the target of an act of rebellion that disrupted public order and vandalisation of public and private property.

He also praised the police for their patriotic, tolerant and responsible behaviour during the strike.

The strike led by taxi drivers on Monday was marked by disturbances and acts of vandalism including the destruction of a bus of the Ministry of Health and a building of the ruling MPLA party.

This was according to the police, who arrested 29 people following the riots.

(Xinhua)

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