Kenya Police teargas schoolchildren in playground land grab protest

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School children protesting at a primary in Nairobi Credit: BBC

Students at Langa’ta Road Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya were tear gassed by police for protesting against the removal of their playground. The playground has been taken by a developer potentially connected to a local politician. The students protesting the loss of their playground were between 6 and 13 years old.

“The governor, the senator and other government officials are all scared of the politician, they cannot do anything to stop the playground from the being taken,” Boniface Mwangi said

As social media responds to the news the hashtag #Occupyplayground is currently trending in Kenya.

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