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violently stop NCA protest in Harare
Tichaona Sibanda, SW Radio Africa
December 07, 2007
Constitutional Assembly reported Friday that 300 of its activists
a demonstration in central Harare, before heavily armed riot
police officers violently stopped it.
In a statement the NCA
said in an act of 'clear determination and courage,' their activists
walked from the city's Copacabana area to the Parliament Building.
'They were however violently
dispersed by riot police who were heavily armed. The police launched
a severe attack on the activists and the general public who were
in the vicinity of the area that they were marching,' the statement
chanted songs about the need for a new constitution braving the
wet weather to march. The demonstration was against Constitutional
Amendment Number 18, as well as the deteriorating situation
in the country.
'The struggle to have
a new, democratic and people driven constitution will continue as
long as the issue remains unaddressed. We say no to willy-nilly
amendments of the constitution. Rather, the people of Zimbabwe should
be consulted so that they contribute to the process of making a
new constitution,' the NCA said.
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