Youths stage anti-government protests in the bush
Written by admin on June 23, 2020
Some youths in Lusaka have successfully held their protests over threatened freedom of expression among other issues from unknown locations, eluding police officers that have been deployed to deal with them.
Speaking during the protests, Human Rights Defender Chama Fumba popularly known as ‘Pilato’ said the protesting youths have decided to hide in the bush because they are endangered.
Carrying placards written “We are youths but not stupid” among others, Pilato said the streets of Lusaka are not safe for its people and has appealed to all young people interested to participate in the protests not to go on the streets.
Others in attendance to support the youths were Alliance for Community Action Executive Director Laura Miti, activists Mubita Nawa and Maiko Zulu.
And Social Commentator and Justice Advocate Brian Bwembya popularly known as B-Flow said youths want to be heard on various issues affecting them.
Bwembya said the youths will protest on the 22nd of every month and has urged young people to carry a placard and ensure that they are heard by authorities.
Police in Lusaka had deployed officers to deal with protesting youths who have vowed to go ahead with protests on various issues of national interest including corruption in the government.