Police fire teargas canisters at UPND offices in Luanshya

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Teargas in Luanshya. 1Police on Wednesday fired teargas canisters at the UPND meetings addressed by the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema in Luanshya on the Copperbelt province.

Below is Hichilema’s statement on the event:

Teargas in LuanshyaWe finally negotiated our way through police barricades to our party offices in Luanshya where our members and others that wanted to formally join us were waiting for us.

What we witnessed in terms of brutality under PF government left us speechless as the police started firing teargas canisters at our indoor party meetings at our offices.

HH addressing Luanshya residents

HH addressing Luanshya residents

This goes to the young generations that you have a huge responsibility next year to make your decisions on the future of this country.

We have very clear policies on revamping this economy now and for future generations but others have very clear policies on brutality and limiting citizens freedoms purely for political preservation by wanting to win elections at all costs.

We have all the documentation on having notified the police about our visit and meetings on the Copperbelt but they were all either cancelled or denied.

This is not about HH, GBM, Canisius Banda, Stephen Katuka or any of the UPND leaders.

It’s not even about PF, MMD, Rainbow, FDD or any political party interests. It’s about reclaiming our freedoms again as proud citizens of Zambia that can focus more on economic growth, job creation, etc than petty interests that divide our country.

Our hearts and prayers are with our children, mothers, youths, men and women on the Copperbelt who have been injured with some arrested but braved live ammunition on the commands of those in comfort zones enjoying our money as tax payers but cannot offer solutions to our plight.

This is the price we have to pay and we stand with the majority Zambians suffering.


10 Responses to Police fire teargas canisters at UPND offices in Luanshya

  1. But why showing us a Pemba picture of 2011?

    November 19, 2015 at 8:33 am

    • Ba UPND ba baponona sana ku Copperbelt. HH and his fat minion have run away using the Luanshya backdoor road.

      November 19, 2015 at 9:04 am

  2. All well meaning Zambians should embrace the stance HH has taken. This is what we need in these times of economic hardships.We need someone to provide checks and balances to the incumbent leadership at plot 1.The economy is collapsing and is almost going into coma.We are seeking comfort from promising politicians in the opposition to come on board and instil hope in us before we lose it completely.

    Nine Uncle
    November 19, 2015 at 8:34 am

  3. Brother HH, just relax. This confrontational behaviour will only injure poor Zambians and not you. Just wait for the time of campaigns. Zambians have in their minds who to vote for. It may be you, Nawakwi, Mumba, Lungu or indeed Muliokela. So tekenifye bola pansi and the play will be smooth

    Dikky K P
    November 19, 2015 at 8:36 am

  4. Well said Dikky k people have already in mind who they will vote for, that’s the Zambian nature. You can yell or cry, if they don’t want you, they don’t want you.

    November 19, 2015 at 2:22 pm

  5. What kind of politics does HH embrace or is peddling? Is his understanding of politics always to be on the warpath with the ruling party or with president Lungu? That kind of politics is exasperating. If he won elections in 2016, does he expect opposition parties to always fight him no matter what? Does that look normal to him? Sata taught him bad politics during those ill fated UPND-PF pact days. Sata was always fighting Mwanawasa and later RB. But one can forgive Sata, not only is he no longer with us but the man was uneducated. The only politics he knew was stone throwing but HH should know better. He is a former partner at Grant Thornton and an MBA for crying out loud! HH’s politics to say the least are uninspiring. To me this man has been a big disappointment. Whoever is advising him is not doing a good job at all.

    November 19, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    • Tell me something,Who is fighting who?HH as a Zambian citizen has the freedom of association just like every Zambian.Such backward and idiotic type of thinking is waht has made Zambia to be one of the poorest countries in the world.
      Look at at the USA,opposition candidates are busy selling themselves by engaging in televised debates.What do we have?

      November 22, 2015 at 8:46 pm

  6. Yangu bane! Ati e bukapokola ubu? Firing teargas canisters into a building? Is this not the ‘because we can’ syndrome that affects those in power in oppresive regimes? As far as I know this is only done if you want to flush out dangerous criminals like fugitive robbers or hostage takers not politicians. You can always arrest them civilly if they are breaking the law of illegal assembly.

    Umwina Mafukeni
    November 21, 2015 at 6:45 pm

  7. I have a voter

    November 22, 2015 at 10:59 am

  8. It is not Pemba but Luanshya. PF you are in trouble UPND is now dominating Copperbelt.

    joseph Mwape
    November 23, 2015 at 6:44 am

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