DEVELOPING STORY: Zim lawyers march to protest police brutality

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By Robert Tapfumaneyi

ABOUT a hundred Zimbabwean lawyers are marching from the High Court Building in Harare to the Home Affairs Ministry to handover a petition against police brutality.

The march comes after human rights lawyer Douglas Coltart was assaulted by police when he tried to give legal assistance to a local trade unionist who had been arrested this week.

The lawyers are displaying placards inscribed, “Say no to police brutality”, “Stop sanctioned  brutality”, among other protest messages..

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