Peaceful Assembly in Cape Verde

Freedom of peaceful assembly is guaranteed by Article 52 of the constitution, which provides that the organisers must simply notify the authorities that they intend to gather. No time or place restrictions are put on the exercise of this right, which is strictly observed by the authorities. On 30 March 2015, thousands of Cabo Verdeans protested on the streets of the major cities of Cape Verde responding to the call of the Civic Action Movement to denounce the planned increase in the salaries of political officers. The demonstrations were held peacefully and in response the president used his veto against the disputed text, pending its review.