Police in Lusaka have arrested Alliance for Community Action Directir Laura Miti, opposition PeP president Sean Tembo, singer Pilato and other protesters who gathered to protest against the procurement of 42 fire tenders.
The protesters under the Joint Alliance for Community Action gathered at Puma Filling Station opposite Mulungushi International Conference Centre around 12:30.
The protestors were led by Mr Tembo, Pilato and ZCSD Executive Director Lewis Mwape around 12: 30 hours and were later joined by Ms. Miti at 13:00 Hours after returning from Police Headquarters where she went to meet the police after they summoned her over the demonstrations.
The protestors carried placards demanding action on those involved in the purchase of 42 fire tenders.
As the protestors peacefully marched and approached the gate of Parliament, some police officers grabbed and destroyed their placards.
At this stage, the protestors decided to continue with their protest with Ms. Miti and others opting to sit peacefully on a pavement near main the entrance to Parliament building.
Later, a horse of PF cadres arrived to offer solidarity to Finance Minister Felix Mutati on his budgetary presentation but started urging the police to arrest the protestors.
Police then moved in and picked up Ms. Miti, Mr Tembo, Pilato and others and drove them to Woodlands Police Station