Wednesday, February 14, 2007

284 Women protesters arrested in Zim

POLICE in Zimbabwe arrested on Tuesday scores of women participating in demonstrations in two of the country's main cities.

The protesters were reported to be singing songs directed at the country's controversial President Robert Mugabe. Lyrics included: "your term is up... you have stayed too long."

Women of Zimbabwe Arise (Woza), a rights group which frequently holds protests, has held protests on or just before Valentine's Day for the past three years.

The group claimed up to 274 protesters were arrested in Bulawayo and 10 more in the capital Harare.

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