Police have hounded out UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his entourage from Mambwe District in eastern province where they had gone for a series of rallies.
UPND vice Dr. Canisius Banda who is part of the entourage has confirmed the development to QFM News in a telephone interview.
Dr Banda says they were trailed Police and hounded out of Mambwe District armed police officers this afternoon.
Dr. Banda has further disclosed that earlier in the day, Police tear gassed and assaulted hundreds of innocent citizens with one person sustaining a broken collar bone at a UPND party official’s residence whom they had gone to visit.
And UPND Deputy Secretary General Kuchunga Simusamba says the party has instructed its members to always arm themselves against the Police whenever they are attending public gatherings.
Mr Simusamba says this follows today’s incident in Mambwe district in Eastern province where UPND members were brutalized by Police.
And Mr. Simusamba says UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s tour will continue whether the Police like it or not.