Police ban protests

Protesters complaining about the high cost of staging the World Cup demonstrated in front of the National Stadium in Brasilia

The Zambia Police Service has banned public protests during the period of national mourning.

Police Acting Spokesperson Esther Katongo says Police will therefore clampdown on any people attempting to stage protests during the period of national mourning.

Ms. Katongo notes that protests, particularly during the national mourning period, has the potential to compromise the peace in nation.

And Principle Traffic Officer-In Charge of Road Safety, Yotam Phiri has appealed to motorists to co-operate with traffic officers during the national mourning period.

Mr. Phiri says rehearsals for the burial day have started and certain roads will be closed and motorists should use alternative routes.

The duo was speaking during the Morning Live programme on Tv2.