WASHINGTON DC —
About 1,000 Zimbabweans have besieged the Harare magistrates’ courts to show their support for arrested Pastor Evan Mawarire of #ThisFlag, who was initially facing charges of inciting public violence.
According to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, police have changed or amended charges pressed against Pastor Mawarire to subverting a constitutional government in contravention of Section 22 (2) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.
Pastor Mawarire has been organizing stay aways in an attempt to force the government to address social and economic problems faced by Zimbabweans. More than 100 lawyers converged at the same court to represent Pastor Mawarire prōdeō (without charging legal fees).