Students from Chad studying at universities in Belgium invaded the Chad Embassy in Brussels on Monday (December 13) to protest at the actions of the government of President Tombalbaye.
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Background: Students from Chad studying at universities in Belgium invaded the Chad Embassy in Brussels on Monday (December 13) to protest at the actions of the government of President Tombalbaye.
In a statement distributed by the students they describe the Chad Government as "criminal and undemocratic".
The students say that demonstrations by college children in fort Lamy on the 29th 30th November were peaceful, but were brutally and bloodily suppressed.
And they demand that the government allow the college children to return to their studies immediately.
They also want the removal of all French troops from Chad, and the resignation of President Tombalbaye's government.
SYNOPSIS: Invading the Chad Embassy in Brussels on Monday - a large group of students from Chad who are studying at universities throughout Belgium. The students were angered by what they describe as the "brutal and bloody" repression of college students taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Fort Lamy last month. They demand that the Chad Government allow the college students to return to their studies at once.
Pleased by local newspaper coverage of their protest the Chad students also demanded the resignation of President Tombalbaye and the Chad Government. They described the Chad Government as "criminal and undemocratic" -- and they called for free elections throughout the country. Banners denounced the government -- and called for the remodel from Chad of all French troops.
While the students occupied the embassy building, Belgian police kept watch. They made no attempt to evict the students and in the early evening the demonstrators dispersed quietly.