Lusaka - Dozens of supporters of Zambia's ruling party beat
up a group of civil society activists and opposition politicians gathered in a
church Friday for prayers after their planned protest over high food prices was
banned, an AFP correspondent said.
At least 60 people were inside a church in Lusaka's Matero
slum area when about 100 supporters of the President Michael Sata stormed the
premises and started assaulting everyone, including a cleric who is highly
critical of the president.