TUC backs Zimbabwe Vigil in London

ACTSA: “The violence must stop, democracy and rights now!”

The TUC is supporting the lunchtime Vigil organised by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) outside the Embassy of Zimbabwe, 429, the Strand, London WC2, from 13.00 to 14.00 on 18th April 2011 on the occasion of the Independence Day in Zimbabwe.

The TUC joins the ACTSA in its call for democracy, justice, the rule of law and an immediate end to violence.

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), in a statement, has condemned the current wave of violence in the country.

“The 18th April should be a celebration of 31 years of independence, but with many reports of political arrests, mob attacks and death threats, many are warning of a bloodbath similar to the 2008 presidential runoff. We cannot allow the atrocities of 2008 to be repeated, join us to send a clear message to the Zimbabwean Government: The violence must stop, democracy and rights now!” says ACTSA.

Please let ACTSA know if you’ll be attending the Vigil by sending an email to campaigns@actsa.org or dialling 020 3263 2001.

Monday 18 April,
1 – 2pm,
Zimbabwe House, 429 Strand, London