Police Descend On UPND Supporters in Mambwe

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Mar 18th, 2014
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Published March 18, 2014 By Nse Udoh

Hichilema-Chipata1Panicky police officers this morning descended on the residents of Mambwe District in Eastern Province who were gathering up for a UPND political rally in the area.

The violence happy policemen went unleashed their trademark brutality on the usually harmless people of Mambwe District at the market square disrupting business as people scampered in all directions.

Police, who had given the UPND permits to address rallies two weeks ago, went into panic mode after UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema stepped in the area on Sunday defying their last minute appeal for him to leave the province.

The police had put a half hearted warning that no political rallies should be held as there were impending by-elections in the province.

However the permits were not restricted to the by-election waiting constituencies.

The UPND leader who later made an appearance at the scene later visited the injured at the health facility.

Hichilema has vowed to continue with public rallies citing the continuous refusal of the police to allow the opposition political parties to hold rallies using the infamous public order act.


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