Zim lawyers take to the streets to protest against police violence

Zim lawyers take to the streets to protest against police violence

- Lawyers in Zimbabwe has had enough of the brutal and violent treatment they get from the police

- In protest, the lawyers have marched down the streets of Harare, armed with petitions

- The petitions were handed over to the police headquarters as well as the Home Affairs Minister's office

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Zimbabwe lawyers are tired of having to defend themselves against the armed officers who are meant to protect them.

It is also a deep concern of the lawyers that police attack citizens who are minding their own business or simply suspected of protesting.

The disgruntled lawyers took to Harare's streets in united protest against police brutality and harassment.

The men and women carried with them posters that condemn the police's behaviour, as reported on by eNCA.

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The protestors handed over petitions to the police headquarters and the Home Affairs Minister's office.

This comes less than a month after doctors have also protested in Zimbabwe. The upset health givers voiced their unhappiness with their salaries.

Briefly.co.za reported that as a result, 77 doctors complaining over salaries of R1 100 a month were fired from their jobs.

The protesting lawyers say the increase in protests by various professionals should be sounding alarm bells for the government.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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