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Zimbabweans in the diaspora to gather in Trafalgar Square


Rally for Zimbabwe.On Saturday, 10th March, to support a rally against human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.

The rally is organised by ACTSA (Action for Southern Africa, the successor to the Anti-Apartheid Movement) and is supported by British trade
unionists, who are appalled at the brutal treatment of fellow trade unionists in Zimbabwe.

The rally which marks international women's day, has a particular focus is on women in Zimbabwe. ACTSA has invited high profile speakers including the Zimbabwean trade unionists, Lovemore Matombo and Lucia Matibenga, both of whom were brutally assaulted for peaceful in September last year and Kate Hoey, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Zimbabwe.

The Zimbabwean protest singer Viomak will also feature.

On Saturday, the Vigil hosted the biggest demonstration we have ever had - around 400 activists. They are all keen to come and support the ACTSA rally in Trafalgar Square.

For more information:

ACTSA: 020 3263 2001
Vigil Rose Benton 07970 996 003

Vigil co-ordinators
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

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