Zambian diplomats at the High Commission in London have closed the embassy and barricaded themselves inside after being informed that a huge crowd of protesters was on the way.
Zambians living in UK were cleared by the UK police to demonstrate at the Zambian High Commission against the break down of the rule of law in Zambia and abuse of human rights following the arrest of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.
This morning, Zambians living in the UK travelled from various cities to the High Commission in London but High Commissioner Muyeba Shichapwa Chikonde ordered that the commission be closed to avoid the protesters.
Chikonde and his juniors hid inside the building.
The Watchdog is informed that the protesters will return once the High Commission is opened.