Police on Monday morning arrested a group of young people who were protesting against the Port Agreement between the government and a Dubai firm, DP World.
On June 17, the Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police force bans the demonstration and explains that the person who organized the demonstration has been responded to by letter stating that any demonstration is prohibited.
Word had spread about the June 19, 2023 demonstrations at State House Magogoni, Dar es Salaam, which resulted in the Special Zone Police Force issuing a statement to warn citizens not to participate in the planned demonstrations.
The Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander Muliro on Tuesday said the organizer of the protest submitted a request which was rejected and thereafter he was advised to use legal means to present his arguments without protest so that other rights of citizens to work freely are not interfered with.
The protest was planned to start from Temeke to State House Magogoni through various places including Keko, Karume, Kariakoo and Mnazi Mmoja, however, in the morning the protests started at Mnazi Mmoja.
The protestors who were carrying banners were arrested shortly after the protests began and hurled into the police vehicles that were trailing them closely.
On June 10, the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania passed a resolution on the proposal to ratify the agreement between the Government of Tanzania and the Government of Dubai (DP World) with the aim of establishing cooperation in the development of port areas in the country.
The proposal was submitted to the parliament on June 10 and was approved by the Parliament after the parliamentarians had the opportunity to contribute and advise the Government on the agreement.