Evan Mawarire joins striking UZ medical students arrested #ThisFlag

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Police arrested #ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire on Monday as he prayed with University of Zimbabwe medical students, who were holding a protest over a recent fees hike.

In a video released from Harare’s Avondale Police Station shortly after his arrest, Mawarire said: “I’ve been arrested, I’m at Avondale Police Station. I’ve been arrested because I addressed medical students at the University of Zimbabwe

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Done nothing wrong’

“Why have I been arrested? I’ve done nothing wrong. I encouraged them and we prayed. So I’ve been arrested for praying with students.”

Earlier, Mawarire posted videos of himself on campus addressing dozens of students who shouted and cheered and held up placards.

Mawarire told the students that the recent hike of fees from around $700 per semester to 1 500 was “an injustice”.

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