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Malawi sex workers protest at ‘targeted police brutality’ after Covid-19 curfew

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Dozens of sex workers took to the streets of Malawi’s capital Lilongwe on Thursday to protest against what they described as “targeted police brutality” following new Covid-19 restrictions.

  • Charles Pensulo
  • The Guardian

The protests were led by the Female Sex Workers Association (FSWA), which has about 120,000 members across the country, according to its national coordinator, Zinenani Majawa.

The southern African country has seen Covid numbers rise dramatically this month, prompting the…

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