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More than 200 WOZA activists arrested
Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
October 15, 2007

More than 200 Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (MOZA) caught the police off guard by marching from First Street to the Parliament of Zimbabwe. The activists who included Jenni Williams marched to the door step of Parliament, where they were intending to launch the Preliminary report on political violence against members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise. The report narrates the ordeal which the members of the organisation have been subjected to under the hands of the Zimbabwe Republic Police every time they take to the streets registering their grievances peacefully.

Among the 200 were women with babies, calling upon the people of Zimbabwe to unite for a better country that is free of violence.

It was when they were at the doorsteps of Parliament that a Mazda B1800 packed with baton-stick-wielding riot police descended on them, rounding them up and ordering them to disperse. The activists sat down in protest of the police's behaviour.

The police confiscated the organisation's banner and newsletters which were being distributed during the protest march. By the time of going to press, we could not locate where the activists had been taken to.

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