Rastafari Movement Asks For Legalisation of Cannabis

A group of 6 men and 2 women from the Rastafari movement have been questioned by the police today afternoon, May 6, following a meeting they held at the “jardin de La Compagnie” with other members.

The members of the rastafari movement protesting in Port-Louis. Photo credits: Al Khizr Ramdin, via DefiMedia.info.
The members of the Rastafari movement participating in a demonstration in Port-Louis. Photo credits: Al Khizr Ramdin, via DefiMedia.info.

The meeting of theirs was actually a Nyabinghi ritual specific to Rastafaris. They had a cannabis plant with them during the session.

This movement is said to intend to send a letter to the Prime Minister to request for the legalisation of cannabis.

When the group of 8 people were called at the police station, other members went there to protest, and some are said to have obstructed the road.

Since the drug is illegal in Mauritius, the police had to intervene. Members of the Special Supporting Unit (SSU) had to be called to calm down the crowd.

The situation thereafter returned to normal at around 16h00, according to Radio Plus.

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