While Police officers were watching the situation in the Central Business District in Lusaka, some youths went ahead with their protests against the injustices and failure by the Government to attend to their needs. Earlier, Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said no youth has been given a permit to protest over anything today.However, the Zambia police were outsmarted as a small group of protesters live streamed their protest in the bush, attracting over 90 000 views.
From being told: the youth who want to protest, need to get permission to protest from the very people they want to protest against.
To being told: the police in full riot gear are assiduously looking for the peaceful protestors,protesting at an unknown location.
This can only be compared to how Teenagers outsmarted the Trump campaign this weekend by booking tickets for Trump’s Tulsa rally and not showing up leading to a stadium with a lot of empty seats.
Streaming live from unknown locations in the bush, youths led by Human rights defender Pilato and social commentator and justice advocate Brian Bwembya popularly known as B-Flow went ahead with their protests.Other young people carried out lone protests as dissatisfaction with the government grows.
The Youths who sang the National anthem at the beginning and the end of their protests were seen carrying placards written; “Laws over politics, do not break my bones and Gold and Mukula for Zambians”, among others.
The youths said they will protest on 22nd day of every month in the bushes to express their displeasure over the many injustices happening in the nation.
Others in attendance to support the youths were Laura Miti, Mubita Nawa and Maiko Zulu.
B’Flow twitted “One day the people will ask “Why were the police on the streets if Lusaka with guns on the 22nd June,2020?” Then the story will be told about how the young people of the country mobilised the police to march on their behalf.
The battle of wits/ I wan I warn I warn
The writer of this article is a retard. How has trump come into this childish story. If you don’t understand what happened at Trump rally keep your filthy brain doing something else.
The more you suppress people the more the pressure builds up and a time comes when the dam will break!
Ba pf, we will not allow you to turn zambia into another Zimbabwe with a wrecked economy and police state.
We know there are people in pf that are ready to shed blood in order to hold on to power.
But the same police you are using today to suppress the people will be the one bundling you into vans and harrassing your families.
Sorry guyz I was listening to the smart Zambians, my friend and best musician St.Michael are very wise. Lusambo also agrees.
What crime have they committed today?
The only person who deserve arrest is Kampyongo for wasting diesel and washing soap for the officers. Now the police-wives have to suffer washing uniforms in cold water.
We thank the police for coming out in large numbers to protest on behalf of the youth.
The youth will not be silenced by this cheap intimidation. PF is using 20th century tactics to respond to youth of the 21st century.
Keep it up baYufi. No one can take away your voice. Zambia belongs to all Zambians.
God help us!
This is a new generation ignored for far too long! Times are changing and the sooner the tired technology skill deficient recycled politicians accept that the wind now blowing can clear away debris the better for them!
So this is wht Edgar Lungu was scared of. Harmless unarmed youths. Hw can this scare any govt?
Foooolish dull Lazy Lungu how can you suppress someone who has more time than you on earth…you PF ministers these are the people you will be meeting at counters when you go to renew your road licence in 5 years time when you are just a member of the public.
He can’t even show his face at State House.
Welcome to the new wold. The revolution won’t be shown on TV.
The police and their bosses must be feeling super proud of themselves!
I advise all the youth to get their voting documents in order, we have to vote massively for mother Zambia. You now see how our democracy is being decapitated by the current leadership. It’s time up for pf.
Kaponyonyo should resign. This is embarrassing for the government what a shame. Why was the Police protesting in town today for…lol…this president is a wish.
A protest is not in numbers but in words….
The world sees and listens….
Soon the emperor will realise he has no clothes…
The power of social media at play. Kudos to the youth and young men. The message is loud and clear the world has seen, the people in Zambia have seen. The government will not hear what you want to say and they have proved it by doing all they can to hinder divergent views. Time is slowly ticking, while you occupy yourselves with stopping the opposition time to work is ticking away and elections are only 14 months away anyway keep wasting precious time chasingbthe opposition. In playing chess if your opponent gets you to play the way they want you to play you have have lost the game already have a strategy and stick to it don’t follow what your opponent is doing.
Such is the paradigm of African politics. The same government apparatus that are often used by ruling parties to systematically oppress the people are used to bring perpetrators of injustice to justice because the arm of the law is long. And in the case of the PF it should stretch even longer so that these thugs can have all their ill gotten assets seized and given back to the state. They should also be made to pay for plunder and destruction they have caused.
How long will PF refuse to read the mood in the country?
Bury your heads in the sand at your own peril. The youths are coming to reclaim the power that they gave you in 2016.
Anyone can go out and do this if paid to do so. However come election time, the real majority will decide. Remember these are just an elite self entitled crop of youth who want more than the privilege they have. Most have gone to university on the backs of this government and taxpayers money. Meanwhile wonder why those less fortunate are not protesting ? It is because they know that we have done more for the very underprivileged. This party was formed on those ethos and not to make already educated people richer. 2021 some opposition leaders will collapse from shock
So after protesting, how much do you have in your pockets after spending the money which hh gave you ?
@KZ to DULL to see that time is up
What a slap in the face for these PF thugs…
International news will read…..
” Lungu of Zambia deploys heavily armed police in the streets of the capital to crackdown on a youth protest against corruption in his government , only for the youth to live stream their peacfull protest from the bush….”
These youths are making me cry! Yeah tell them youth! It’s your future people want to destroy. Just because they grew up in totalitarian states they want you to live without your freedom of speech., the right to employment, the right to follow your beliefs Viva Zedian youths. Abash tyranny advocated by Dora Siliya and Edgar Lungu
Engineer only the polls decide when it is time up. We live in a democratic state that abides by democratic elections. If you think a few so called youth running around lusaka like town rats means that your opposition hooligans will win next election, then you ain’t got a clue what awaits you in 2021. I deal with facts and not just wishful thinking. As I have said I am willing to run naked from arcades to mandahill if pf lose the presidential election. Why won’t you ans hh agree to do Same it pf win?
Spaka if this was worth reporting on, it would have been on international news hours ago. The fact that it’s not shows you how pathetic hh is. How desperate is that man for power ? It is scary to see such obsession. I am sure he owes his life to some evil forces and winning an election is only way to save his demonic soul
There is no government that has ever survived that has targeted its repressive artillery against the youth. Beginning of the end.
“…..We live in a democratic state that abides by democratic elections…”
The joke is on you….
I have said and will say again …..
Lungu needs atleast $500 million between now and next elections to bribe
The beauty is even if he gets that money , 2 years down the line he will be back to square one…..
These are cowards not smart as you call them, a brave youth hidin in the bush on social media ,kkkkkkk you can die of laughter.
So ba Honourable IG, are you going to arrest those youth? What would be correct charge, speaking their minds?
Dweny Mwanba- Kampyongo can never resign…I mean what is he going to do? He is in deep his fingerprints are all over 42×42…this is why it is in his interest for PF to stay in power.
This is the true Zambian way of fighting for freedom. Remember that KK and his fellow freedom fighters never picked up a gun to attain independence for Zambia but they did in 1964. Unlike other countries in Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, RSA, Namibia that had to use the barrel of the gun.
I said it. The problem here is not the king but the advisors to the king. It’s like no one is realistic and courageous enough to tell the king to tone town and even pretend to listen to the cry of the people. Had they been allowed, the news would have been only today and tomorro. Now this adds to the opposition relevance.
Kz. It’s not how much they have in their pockets for doing what they did it’s about getting a message across despite the made barriers and traps set for them. The protesters have proved a point in exposing what happens in Zambia despite the fact that government refutes that they don’t hinder freedoms of speech but today many have seen it for themselves. You deny a permit for a peaceful protest, last time your PF attacked Sean tembo and his people. The violent don’t need any permits to act they simply go and do what they want to do regardless of the consequences.
Thanks. Better in the bush. We don’t want disgruntled upndead youths like crazy pilato and latest crazy bfolo.
So bfolo where you heard??
I didn’t hear anything.
Thanks POA mwe!
Was that nigga dabo h in attendance?
Kikiki damn it.
Madilu system is back!
The youths have done a donchi kubeba on PF police and its useless, corrupt and murderous government.
Expect more of these revolutionary strategies coming up.
We want to to weaken yhe PF structures and finish this chakolwa Edgar Lungu and dimwits.
PF must go!
@ Kaizer you are behind time ….please check BBC Africa, the protest is one of the top headlines-namusebana ba P Foools!
@kaiza Zulu, the youths outsmarted you and your people. If I were you I would shut up than making yourself look foolish.
Is kaiza’s new job to be responding every news item on social media? Is he now the new media responder or political misadvisor? Or UPND spokes person? No day passes without mentioning UPND!
I lived through the revolution that brought down UNIP. Then I witnessed the movement that ushered Michael Sata into power. What is happening above is a select and secluded group of people that support hh and are delusional about the wishes of majority of Zambians. They are protesting over issues that are straightforward and in public domain. Can we have the next group of politicians, please??? Upnd are perpetual failures….
It is now beyong UPND and you guys are giving us the wind under our wings! Thank you for letting the Police hold the demonstration for us! This train is gathering speed while you keep your heads buried in the sand!!! We are on BBC Africa while you guys are ndwiii! Start looking for safe havens. Ti bwela!
Aha, the election rigging expert is back from Malawi. Welcome back, what happened, business was disrupted. So no rigging trials.
Who is advising PF Mwebantu? The youth wanted a peaceful protest and you send military police with guns. Even the language coming from Kampyongo is one of an arrogant man drunk with power and then you have Tutwa asking that the bones of the youth be broken. A clever government would have allowed the protest to take place to gauge the number of youths who turn up.
KZ….you’lll run butt naked for sure, the only thing you’re not aware of is the fact that you’ll be bundled in the back of the police vans heading for the jail house. You n your partners in crime have skinned Zambia to the born.
I am not one to continue repeating myself. I believe in action and numbers. Talk to me in 2021. As I have said I have been behind 2 election victories and am fully abreast on how things work. If you think a few hundred people in Lusaka is determinant of winning an election in a country of over 17 million then you my friend need your head checked. As for me I will wait for 2021 and tell you I told you so. Even as an opponent I have given the oppsoifon free advice and told them that with these tactics and the Same perennial loser of elections at the helm of their party, they will never rule. You don’t want to listen so come 2021 I will wait for results and await comments on this website.
Do you have nothing to do?
A big thanks to the Zambian Police for taking to the streets to protest the corruption in PF and the stifling of our freedom of speech. The police that stand with the people over corrupt politicians are always to be commended. While in many parts of Africa, the police get corrupted and mostly get used by corrupt dictators to stifle people’s freedom of speech, clamp down hard on dissent, you proved different yourselves today, by your taking to the streets to protest this PF corrupt leadership. That’s what patriotism means. Patriotism means putting country first, over political party or corrupt politicians. You have relatives too, who are suffering under this corrupt repressive regime. Thus the reason for your taking to the streets to stand in solidarity with the Zambian youth…
… today. You can see for yourselves that this corrupt PF government was just paranoid for nothing. Is that not true? Nobody was rioting, or damaging any property. Even you didn’t break any bones, for there were no mischievous bones to break, contrary to what the alarmists in PF were prophesying. Again thanks. Next protest, please come out even in larger numbers to protest in solidarity, like you did today. Remember this is your country, too. You want what’s best for your friends, your relatives, your children and your children’s children. You don’t want your grand children to grow up in a country where they’ll be called “foreigners”…in their own country. And you sure don’t want your grandchildren to blame you that you aided and abetted the PF looters of the country’s…
… coffers and natural resources and thus leaving no meaningful inheritance for them. Corrupt politicians come and go. As they say in the West, that politicians are like diapers; they need changing every now and then. But you represent justice and protection for the vulnerable Zambians. Just don’t listen to these PF alarmists next time. Good job, officers. I tip my hat to you.
Kaizar ZuIu ©
“…I am not one to continue repeating myself. I believe in action and numbers. Talk to me in 2021. As I have said I have been behind 2 election victories and am fully abreast on how things work……”
You can never win a fair free election. Never.
This time round ,you are being watched.
Foote is watching you.
Aka keve nika classic. Its one for the guiness book of records. Never-Before-Seen. Never-Before-Heard. Zambians are very smart people.
These guyss have taken us for granted. They don’t want to answer our questions but just crying for an illegal third term. People don’t get paid but they are busy donating using stolen money. Remember, we are watching you. 2021 kuya bebele
ZK , mwaiche be wise , but first of all, i would like to say congrats to the youth of zambia and that we are behind you and that PF
stop looking at UPND , as you seem to have nothing to say or do , just do what is right by withdrawning Bill 10 , also note that today last year PF has
lost over 60% of its popularaity and also note that even people in your structures knows that you only use them to eat.
So OP be wise warn your Boss, but this is like the time of PF in opposition and MMD in Government , so wait and see , so the best is for Lungu to resign as did KK not even to wait for the 2021 elections at all , also let another guy take over PF
Everyone should stand up and support our youths today. Show the world and we will hear you loud and clear! PF must go and they are gone. And who ever becomes the next president, please do the Zambian people a big favor and lock up Edgar Lungu and his minion cabinet ministers for life!! We are tired of their nonsense. VIVA YOUTHS!!
bravo my fellow country men and women. kz is the biggest mf,***** and a fool.when he was born he hit his head on the ground.
MY APPEAL TO OUR LEADERS,
DO THE CORRECT THING.
ITS NEVER TOO LATE
Maybe police officers should also find guns that can shoot someone through the internet! Otherwise their old century style tactics now look like a child’s play game, harmless to a protesting picture on the web.
Why can’t the same youths form a political and see if they have the numbers they claim to have. They will be surprise that the very same political parties that are supporting them will U- Turn and attack them.
Kaiser Zulu the THUG! asks: After protesting, how much do the Youth have in their pockets after spending the money HH gave them? We ask : after voting for PF in 2011, how much is in our pockets as promised by PF? Nothing!!! OOOPS! You can see it, kaiser Zulu is still banking on violence to ensure PF pulls through in 2021. What a joke! What wishful thinking. The same HH you are disparaging is the one who stopped an immediate peoples uprising after it became clear that PF rigged the election. Once beaten twice shy. HH will not help you anymore. And the dogs you are banking on to bite the people will this time around side with the people.
Kaisa Zulu dont u think MMD had the ability to rig elections but the time came and the tide took them away the bad thing is the tide has come to early for you it will take a genius to rig more than a million votes by the time the copperbelt is announced u will already be crossing borders running away are you not scared of the number of pipo eager for 2021 to come fast. in 2016 u won by only 13,000 votes mind u
YOUTHS … IN 2016 YOU WERE SHOUTING AT HH ALALA… NOW HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT HUNGER CAN DO…HH AND CHILDREN DONT SLEEP HUNGRY….YOU DO….. ANYWAY IF THERE IS ONE PARTY THAT HAS TAKEN ZAMBIANS FOR GRANTED, ITS PF UNDER ECL. THEIR STRATEGY IS SIMPLE. INSTILL FEAR. USE DIVIDE AND RULE TACTICS (TRIBALISM , RELIGION , LABOR MOVEMENT, NGOs ETC). COMPROMISE STATE INSTITUTIONS( ECZ , JUDICIARY, PARASTATALS , POLICE). THE ONLY INSTITUTION THAT HAS NOT BEEN COMPROMISED IS THE MILITARY. WELL A FEW GENERALS HERE AND THERE BUT THE MILITARY STILL REMAINS LOYAL TO THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA. NOW WHAT MAKES PF SO CONFIDENT.? SIMPLE…THEY PLAN A REPEAT OF WHAT THEY DID IN 2016 RIG ELECTIONS WITH IMPUNITY. AND THEN DEPLOY VIOLENT CADRES AND COMPROMISED POLICE ON THE PEOPLE. BIG QUESTION IS : WILL ZAMBIANS…
BIG QUESTION IS : WILL ZAMBIANS AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ALLOW THE 2016 REPEAT…. HH IS THE ONLY HOPE FOR NOW…HE IS NOT PERFECT BUT HE IS THE ONLY HOPE… TO THE YOUTHS OF ZAMBIA PLEASE RALLY BEHIND HH…ALTERNATIVELY YOU CAN VOTE FOR ECL AND SHOUT ATI HH ALALA…AM 45 YEARS MYSELF AND VERY COMFORTABLE WITH YOU VOTING FOR WHOEVER…. ALL THE BEST…. YOU HAVE 2 CHOICES HH OR BECOME PF CADRES FOR YOU TO ENJOY THE LOOT…CHOICE IS YOURS…… KZ OVER TO YOU (ASSUMING YOU HAVE COME BACK FROM MALAWI…kikikikiki)
Well played guys. You Rock!
Scared youths. The protest was a total flop. 20 boys and girls parading themselves as protesting on behalf of youths in Zambia is a mockery. Get busy and do something to empower yourselves. Stop wasting everyones time. Serious protestors would have organized themselves no matter what, just check out BLM protests in other countries. In this day of texhnology, you dont run to the bush and protest and call that organising a protest. Flop!
I think some people have a brain made of cement or maybe it’s empty. Patriot and Kaizer arecthe most retarded people walking the streets and in their brains PF is still powerful hence people have moved on forward!! You can use your tactics to threaten and bullying but this time the youths are way smarter than you think. Just pack your bags prison is waiting for you 2021!
LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT TRACK RECORD…BEFORE YOU ASPIRE TO BE A POLITICAL LEADER YOU NEED TO HAVE SCORED SOME POINTS SOMEWHERE
NOW WHERE DID ECL SCORE POINTS TO BECOME A LEADER AFTER THAT TUTWA ,KBF PANGA INFESTED PF CONVENTION IN KABWE…AND YOUTHS WHO ARE
SUPPOSED TO VOTE FOR PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE THEM VOTED FOR ECL IN 2016 , EVEN SHOUTING ATI HH ALALA…MY GOD YOUTHS OF ZAMBIA.
IN 2021 USE WISDOM.. IF YOU DONT LIKE HH BECAUSE HE IS TONGA, TRY EVEN MULYOKELA OR TAYALI. ECL IS NOT A LEADER AND HAS NEVER BEEN ONE. HE IS THERE FOR HIMSELF. THAT IS WHY HE IS FRIENDLY TO CORRUPTION…ANYWAY AM NOT A YOUTH…LET ME GET BACK AND FINISH MY MACHINE LEARNING PROJECT AND EARN SOME MONEY.. KZ , i need some ideas on the Machine Learning project that i am doing using Python 3 and MONGO DB as a back-end…
Zambian Youth outsmart police? My foot! Less than 20 people met some where smoked dagga and thereafter started brandishing placards. The crowd of less than 20 people even had members from UPND. Out of the huge” crowd” of two females holding placards, one is a known UPND cadre, who at one time was seen wearing a UPND T shirt waiting to greet HH at Mulungushi Conference Centre. Laughable indeed..
That was a Polotest. Think Business than planning Polotests every 22nd fimofimo. Valuable time lost. And thats Slaggish mentality
A govt that refuses to listen to its people, especially the youth, is a failed govt.
Whose interests do you represent if not those of the future generations?
These are the last kicks of a dying horse.
The niggaz bfollow, Zulu kanitundila, doboman fumba and dishuwa sishuwa rank and file failures are not youths, may be that !d!0+ fumba is because the chap is so unbelievably childish.
The rest must just fight their way through their wasted past failed years as youths.
Crazy and failed young adults masquerading as youths. These niggaz are aged wasted.
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