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Tanzanian journalists are up in arms over assault on one of their own, Sillas Mbisse, by the police.

The incident, which was captured in a short video clip, occurred Wednesday at National Stadium, Dar Es Salaam during Simba SC’s friendly against Asante Kotoko of Ghana .

In the video, three riot policemen wielding buttons are seen slapping bear chested Mbisse in turns until he drops on the floor facing down.

Tanzanian journalists has organized a demo after the video went viral on social media and are currently assembling at the Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF)  offices before they match to the police headquarters.

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Under President John Pombe Magufuli aka the Bulldozer, there has a systematic encroachment on the media space in the  and some journalists have been victims, according to reports.

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