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Zimbabweans protest at Chinese aid for Mugabe
Zimbabweans are to stage a demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy on Friday,
29th July, in an attempt to persuade
Mugabe arrived in
demonstration is organised by the
The Chinese Embassy has already
indicated that it will not allow a petition to be handed over. The petition reads:
A spokesman for the protest said that, in spite of the unhelpful attitude of the Chinese Embassy, an attempt would be made to hand the petition over.
Under President Mugabe’s despotic rule, the Zimbabwean economy has declined catastrophically in the last 5 years, contracting by about 40%. Unemployment is more than 70% and inflation is in 3 figures. The country has largely ground to a halt because of fuel shortages caused by a lack of foreign exchange. At the same time, millions of people are facing starvation because of food shortages. The situation has been further worsened by “Operation Murambatsvina” under which the homes and informal livelihoods of the urban poor have been destroyed in a move which has been condemned in a recent United Nations report.
Venue: Outside the Chinese Embassy,
Wiz Bishop 07973 521 160
Jonathan Chawora 07723 929 167
Makusha Mugabe 07903 127 073
Dennis Benton 07932 193 467
The Vigil, outside the Zimbabwe Embassy, 429 Strand, London, takes place every Saturday from 14.00 to 18.00 to protest against gross violations of human rights by the current regime in Zimbabwe. The Vigil which started in October 2002 will continue until internationally-monitored, free and fair elections are held in Zimbabwe. http://www.zimvigil.co.uk