TWENTY-ONE so-called 'children of the liberation struggle' who claim to have been injured during Tuesday's confrontation with the police will get legal help from NamRights to sue the police.
Nearly 200 of the 'struggle kids' visited NamRights yesterday to complain over alleged violations by the Namibian Police. Of the injured 21, five are reportedly in a serious condition.
Phil ya Nangoloh, executive director of NamRights, said yesterday that his organisation would help the group to get lawyers.
He said the group had the right to march. The Legal Assistance Centre said that Namibians must comply with certain rules and therefore need permission from police before they can march. "There must be a permission for every march."
"We don't tolerate people assaulting police officers when they do their duty but also we don't want the police to assault you," ya Nangoloh told members of the group.
He encouraged them to tell NamRights officials the full version of what had happened in the pursuance of justice.
Ya Nangoloh also told the group that he would seek an audience with Police Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga so that some of them could have their confiscated goods returned.
Khomas Police Commissioner Festus Shilongo said nine police officers were injured and two police vehicles were damaged during the scuffle with the protesters in Windhoek's Eros suburb.
Shilongo said the conduct of the police was above board at all times and there was a video recording of the incident.