Police Seal-off UNZA as Student Set Fire in Protest

UNZA RiotsPolice in Lusaka have sealed-off part of Great East Road after University of Zambia students set fire and stoned motorists in protest of reported increase in tuition fees.

It is the second riot the Zambia Police has had to deal with in a day after officers and bus drivers clashed in the Southern Province city of Choma.

Motorists leaving Lusaka’s Central Business District (CBD) heading to areas on the Eastern part of the city and the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport are being forced to find alternative routes.

“Cops have sealed off Great road. There is a fire around UNZA,” an eyewitness has told Zambia Reports.

This is the third riot at UNZA this year as students were on the street in February and March protesting against the Patriotic Front government’s management style of the institution.

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