Black Friday: Protesters Holding Meeting in Church

Organizers of the Black Friday campaign that has shifted to the Bible Gospel Church in Matero say they will pray for the Zambia Police Force.

Group spokesperson Andrew Ntewewe said although the police had denied the consortium of Civil Society Organizations a permit to hold a rally at the Freedom Statue, they will however hold the gathering in a church set-up.

Ntewewe said they will pray for the church to free themselves from political abuse.

“The police in their usual style have denied us a permit but however we will go ahead with the meeting at BIGOCA in Matero where we will hold a prayer meeting,” he said.

“We will pray even for the police so that they are freed from political manipulation. The procession is on and we will be in black if they want to come they are free to come they will find us in Matero.”

Under President Michael Sata’s government, the police have become notorious for denying the citizenry the right of assembly.