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ROHR Zimbabwe demonstrates in Mashonaland Central, Bindura
Restoration of Human Rights (ROHR)
December 01, 2008

More than 350 Bindura ROHR members and residents took to the street today (01 December 2008) in a protest organised by ROHR Zimbabwe. The protest is part of a ROHR Zimbabwe's multilayered campaign for Democracy and Justice.

ROHR Demonstrators in Bindura

The protests are calling for a quick resolution to the political impasse and the creation of a transitional government that should be able to quickly deal with the worsening humanitarian crisis caused by a total breakdown of the socio-economic fabric of the country. The evidence of this can be seen by the over 800 deaths caused by Cholera and closure of public hospitals, widespread hunger and poverty and the increase of the population that is relies with food aid over the past few months. According to United Nations statistics 4.9 million people are in need of food aid and project the number to increase to 5.1 million in January 2009.

The protesters marched from the CBD of Bindura along the main street. It ended at Chipadze bus terminus, where the presence of police forced people to disperse. The experience of arrests by police, beatings and possible abductions by Central Intelligence Organisation agents and Zanu PF operatives which have become Zanu PF's chief strategy of dealing with dissent and peaceful protests have affected the people's ability to protest freely.

ROHR Zimbabwe calls upon all Zimbabweans and other civic organisations to join in protests to register anger for the unresolved political, socio-economic multi-layered crises in Zimbabwe. No words can describe the high level of poverty and hunger that has cuffed the citizenry due to the political vacuum created by the highly elusive all-inclusive Government of National Unity comprising Zanu PF and the two MDC formations.

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