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Monday, 18 April 2011 20:30

MEDIA NOTICE – 13th April 2011 

Exiled Zimbabweans and supporters are marking Zimbabwe’s Independence Day on Monday 18th April by protesting outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in London against increasing political violence. 

Only last week police broke up a prayer for peace at the Church of the Nazarene in Harare using teargas and batons to disperse the congregation, including children, who had to break church windows to escape. Four priests were among those arrested. 

The London protest is organised by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA), the successor to the Anti-Apartheid Movement, supported by the Zimbabwe Vigil, which has been protesting outside the Zimbabwe Embassy since 2002 in protest at human rights abuses in Zimbabwe. 

A card marking Zimbabwe’s 31st anniversary will be handed in calling on the Ambassador to pass on demands for an immediate end to the violence, free and fair elections and justice for the people of Zimbabwe.   

Date:       Monday, 18th April 2011 from 12 noon – 3 pm

Venue   Zimbabwe Embassy, 429 Strand, London WC2

Contact:   Rose Benton (07970 996 003 / 07932 193 467)

                Dumi Tutani (07960 039 775)

                Ephraim Tapa (07940 793 090)

 

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