Alliance for Community Action Laura Miti, governance activist Fumba Chama alias Pilato and two others have applied for a police permit for a protest dubbed “Yellow Card Protest Against Corruption”.

According to a letter addressed to Lusaka Province Police Commissioner Nelson Phiri dated June 6, the four intend to protest against issues raised in the latest Financial Intelligence Centre trends report among other issues on June 21 at 14:00 hours to 23:30 hours.

“In accordance with the Public Order Act Chapter 113 of thé Laws of Zambia, we the undersigned citizens wish to notify your office of our intentions to organise and hold a peaceful gathering on 21 June 2019. The gathering will be on the walkway opposite Arcades Shopping Mall on the Odys Filling Station side of the road. The purpose of this gathering, which we are titling the Yellow Card Protest Against Corruption, is to raise citizen concern on a range of public resource accountability issues related to the recently released 2018 Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) report, the closure of CBU and overall corruption,” read the letter which was signed by Chama, Maiko Zulu, Gunduzani Mwale and Laura Miti.

“In accordance with the law, we wish to hold this demonstration from 14 hours to 23:30 hours on 21 June 2019. The demonstration will take the form of citizens speaking about th it concerns as well as holding up placards. We would like to assure you that the demonstration will be peaceful and public order will not in any way disturbed. We look forward to the Police service facilitating this constitutional citizen right and duty of citizens to raise their concerns about issues affecting the country.”