Traders in Malawi’s Limbe area in Blantyre District are protesting versus a lockdown that will start on Saturday.
The traders have lit bonfires and police are on the floor dispersing them.
Local media experiences say the traders do not want the country to on lockdown as their income will be impacted.
Zodiak On-line internet site has tweeted photos of the demonstrations:
#ZBSNews Commotion in Limbe market place in Blantyre as vendors protest a 21 day lockdown. They have burnt tyres but police fired tear gasoline to disperse the offended suppliers. pic.twitter.com/9WLu5EozSo
— Zodiak Online (@zodiakonline) April 17, 2020
On Thursday, distributors in Mzuzu city were being also protesting against the looming lockdown.
The sellers say they will be not able to deliver for their family members in the course of the 21 days.
Various African nations – which includes Uganda and South Africa – have imposed lockdowns with some providing food stuff for the susceptible.