On Monday morning, the National Police of Angola (PN) detained five activists who were demonstrating in front of the Portuguese embassy in Luanda, to demand an end to the war in Cabinda.
Adão Bunga, one of the activists, says that the arrest took place when posters were displayed next to the Portuguese representation in the Angolan capital.
“We are demanding an end to the war in Cabinda and the release of political prisoners in Cabinda,” said Bunga.
Another activist also arrested, Makossi Sita, told VOA that the detainees are still at the police station.
“We are five detainees and we are still here without any explanation,” he said.
VOA tried to contact the Chief Inspector and Spokesperson of the Provincial Command of the PN de Luanda, but without success.
The demonstration, whose authorization was denied by the provincial government of Luanda, was scheduled for today, the day that marks the signing of the Treaty of Simulambuco, in 1885, which sealed the creation of a Portuguese protectorate, in which Portugal committed itself to maintain the integrity of territories.
Meanwhile, another demonstration is scheduled for Thursday, February 4th, with the aim of demanding political alternation in Angola.