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Monday, 29 July 2013 11:02

Press Release from the Zimbabwe Vigil – 18th July 2013

 

Police open fire at Harare Demo

 

Police in Harare fired shots in the air to disperse human rights activists gathered outside the Home Affairs Ministry on Wednesday to deliver a petition demanding the right to vote in free and fair elections.

 

It was the second demonstration in Harare in a week by members of Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR).

 

The activists were joined by passers-by as they marched on the Ministry carrying banners. They were confronted by a big contingent of plain clothes police who tried to seize the banners and ordered people to disperse. When the activists refused to co-operate the shots were fired as a warning causing people to scatter.

 

Ephraim Tapa, President of ROHR, said the protest campaign would continue in the run-up to the elections. ‘People are determined to carry on’, he said.

 

For further information, contact: Ephraim Tapa 07940 793 090 or Dennis Benton 07932 193 467.

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