23 March 2018

Zambia: Police Holding 333 Riotous Hone Students

Police in Lusaka have arrested 207 more students following a riot at Evelyn Hone College.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the operation took the total number of those arrested to 333.

She said among the 207 arrested last night, 119 are male while 88 are female students.

"The students were repelled from going to the main road and later caused damage to the infrastructure at their school particularly the institutional Clinic and Administration block.

They further pulled down the wall fence that demarcates Evelyn Hone and NIPA also the one that demarcates Evelyn Hone and ZCAS." Katongo said.

She added that police have information that some of the students from NIPA participated in the confusion while there was none from ZCAS.

Katongo said officers are still screening students so as to establish the number of those coming from other institutions further adding that all are detained in police custody.

"We wish to advise the students at Evelyn Hone especially their Students Union to find amicable ways of addressing their grievance and the best approach would be to engage relevant authorities. As Police, we are not going to tolerate any lawlessness and those found outside the boundaries of what the Law provides for will be dealt with accordingly," said Katongo.


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