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Riots in Lusaka Break Out After Mini Bus Drivers Protest

BusesSpontaneous riots have broken out in some parts of Lusaka after bus and taxi drivers packed their cars in protest for what they term as maltreatment by police.

The taxi drivers are complaining that the police impound their cars unnescessarily making them fail to meet their targets as fuel prices have shot up making it impossible to operate.

In Chainda the cops have had to fire teargas provoking the situation to spill out of control.

In Matero the situation has also degenerated into chaos after the police reportedly fired warning shots with people from neaibouring Eemmasdale joining in the fracas.

Bus drivers and taxi drivers had announced that they will hold a protest over the behaviour of the Road Traffic and Safety Agency.

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