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