Opposition MPs attempt to storm State House, hold press briefing wednesday

Opposition MPs attempt to storm State House, hold press briefing wednesday

Police brutalising UPND cadres

Opposition members of Parliament this afternoon stormed out of parliament in protest against the abuse of the Public Order Act that has so far seen the opposition in the country not being allowed to meet their members in the country.

The MPs later attempted to storm State House where they wanted to meet President Michael sata to express their dissatisfaction with his rule, but were intercepted by PF police.

And Speaker on National Assembly has ordered PF government through Home Affairs Minister to issue a ministerial statement, latest tomorrow, on the state of the nation in light of the suffocation of the opposition in the country.

And the opposition MPs will tomorrow December 12th 2012 hold a joint press briefing at Pamodzi Hotel at 10:00hrs.

The MPs mainly from UPND and MMD are expected to address a number of issues of national interest.

So far, the ruling PF administration has literally suffocated the operations of opposition under the colonial Public Order where they are being detained for holding meetings to mobilise their parties and membership drive.

Opposition UPND rallies were all blocked and denied in various parts of the country while the MMD senior party, including party president Nevers Mumba are in detention at Kamfinsa prison on the Copperbelt for meeting chiefs and party members in the area.

The country has also seen a number of high profile deportations of foreign nationals who are perceived competitors or have not given contracts to those in power.

It is not clear whether the press briefing will be allowed under the current brutal police state currently being experienced.

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