This report from BBC World Service radio’s Newshour is from the first day of the protests (12 April 2011).
It was broadcast at 14.00 hrs and by this time it was clear that the police and army were going to prevent any march or other demonstration taking place.
BBC Southern Africa correspondent Karen Allen reports that she and other journalists have been followed and harassed by police during the morning.
There is ‘unprecedented repression’ in Swaziland a trade union leader says.
The presenter Robin Lustig says, ‘The Swazi economy is truly on its deathbed.’
For another BBC World Service report from the same day see
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