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Zimbabwe democracy vigil celebrates 15 years

Zimbabwe Embassy, London. Sat 14 Oct 2017



 I've been to the vigil a few times, and seen it as I walked past or was on a bus, but hadn't realised it had been going for 15 years

 Peter Tatchell had been in at the start, and his foundation had issued a press release for the anniversary

 and he came with posters. One reads 'Mugabe is a torturer Arrest Mugabe!' and he tried to do just that in 2001

 and was badly beaten by security guards.

 A poster lists some of the many killed under the orders of Mugable since 2000

 People pose with Peter Tatchell holding posters 'Solidarity with Zimbabwe people, against tyranny'

 Most of those at the vigil are from Zimbabwe, but others are supporters from the UK and around the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Someone has made and iced a cake with the Zimbabwe flag and the number 15 on it

 and we are all waiting for it to be cut

 and people take photographs

 

 

 

 

 The cake is taken away to be cut into small pieces so everyone can eat some

 

 Peter Tatchell gives an interview

 and so does one of the vigil activists

 I'd eaten the cake but was saving the icing to the last when I decided to photograph it

 'ROHR - Restoration of Human Rights' and a group pose for a photo

 

 

Others pose for photographs - including a bishop who has come from Australia


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