Global Voices Online Â» Blog Archive Â» Zimbabwe: Smuggled DVD brings union protest beatings to light
by oneafrikan on November 28, 2006
This video reached me late last night via Ethan Zuckerman. At nearly ten minutes, itâ€™s longer than the other videos weâ€™ve put up, but I strongly recommend you watch this.
It includes footage of the Zimbabwean police and security intelligence services breaking up a peaceful demonstration by members of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trades Unions (ZCTU) on September 13th. The police repeatedly beat the demonstrators, who are calling for the provision of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for the treatment of HIV, a minimum wage, and stabilisation in the prices of certain basic commodities. The bulk of the video involves interviews with the ZCTU members describing the events of the day, and the actions of the police. Ethan and Rachel Rawlins have kindly provided a transcript.
Shocking is all I can say….