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southern africa / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 30, 2011 03:05 by Richard Rooney
The Times Sunday reported yesterday (27 March 2011) that members of the Operational Support Service Unit (OSSU), the paramilitary police wing, are training to counter riots. ‘In other countries, when the army goes astray or plots to overthrow the government, the riot police squad is the one expected to contain the soldiers.’ read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Wednesday September 16, 2009 16:13 by Richard Rooney
Swaziland’s Police Operational Support Service Unit (OSSU) has bought three armoured vehicles designed to be used against civilian populations. The RG12 4x4 armoured vehicle is described by manufacturers BAE Systems ‘as an anti-riot vehicle.’ It can be deployed in both urban and rural settings. The question [...], of course, is what are the armoured vehicles that can deploy a ‘variety of grenades, rifles and other weapons’ to be used for? read full story / add a comment
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