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Police allows UPND rally for the first time after 2016 elections

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HH at a rally in Roan constituency in Copperbelt during a by-election

Police have allowed the main opposition UPND to have a rally for the first time since the last general elections in 2016.

The rally to be addressed with party leader Hakainde Hichilema (HH) will take place tomorrow, Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Chilenje South Secondary School Grounds in the capital Lusaka.

Party Spokesperson Charles Kakoma has confirmed the development in a Press Statement below made available to Zambian Eye. Kakoma says the UPND has a number of notifications in Police stations across the seeking for authorisation to hold rallies and peaceful protests but have been turned down.

Lusaka: Saturday 14th November 2020.
Zambia Police has raised no objection to the United Party for National Development (UPND) going ahead to hold a rally in Lusaka for the first time since the last presidential and general elections in 2016.
The Kabwata Constituency UPND Executive Committee last week notified the police of its intention to hold an end of year mobilisation rally in Chilenje Township in Kabwata Constituency in Lusaka.
The police responded with a “no objection ” letter. There is a mountain of notifications by the UPND to the police through out the country to hold meetings, rallies and protests which have been rejected by the police. Many stakeholders have raised concerns on the suppression of citizens’ freedoms of assembly, association and expression in the last 10 years of the rule by the Patriotic Front.
The rally will be held at the Chilenje Secondary School grounds on Sunday (tomorrow) 15th November 2020 starting at 14.00 hours.

Issued By:
Charles Kakoma,
UPND Spokesman.


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