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Human Rights Groups Vow to Take Police to Court Over ZRP Brutality

Zimbabwe police blocking protestors in Harare

Some human rights organisations are now planning to take the police to court after the Zimbabwe Republic Police brutally crushed a Valentine’s Day march in Harare at the weekend.

The peaceful protesters, who wanted to show their love for Zimbabwe and to send some roses to parliament seeking their help in creating a democratic state, were seriously beaten up by the police.

Some of them, including Tendai Lyenette Mudehwe of Zimbabwe Acitivists Alliance and several others, sought medical help after being violently dispersed by the police.

“Our lawyers at Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights are now working on the case. We cannot sit back and watch while the police continue to disrespect the constitution,” Mudehwe said.

The march was organized by the Zimbabwe Activists Alliance, Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy and Restoration for Human Rights under the theme “I Love my Zimbabwe”.

Mudehwe said they were surprised by the police’s heavy-handedness but will not be intimidated.

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