The Access to Information in Namibia, or ACTION Coalition has condemned what it said was disproportionate action used by the Namibian Police Force on Saturday, 10 October against the #ShutItAllDown protest. Chairperson Frederico Links, in a media statement issued on Sunday, said it was clear from the video footage of the protests that the police acted wrongly and committed human rights abuses, “ironically mostly against women who were protesting against gender-based violence”. The coalition called for charges against the protesters to be dropped and for President Hage Geingob to condemn the actions of the police and to immediately set out what Government will do to protect women and prevent SGBV and femicide in Namibia. They also called on the Safety and Security minister and police inspector-general to jointly institute a public inquiry into the police’s response to the protests.