200 Students Arrested Over New College Fees
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) _ About 200 trainee teachers were arrested after three days of violent protests over new college fees, police said.
President Kenneth Kaunda told demonstrators in Lusaka earlier this week that the fees were necessary because education services were hard hit by deteriorating economic conditions.
Police Inspector-General Henry Mtonga said Thursday the trainees at a college in Kabwe, 88 miles north of Lusaka, were arrested for taking part in an illegal violent procession.
Police closed Copperbelt University in Kitwe on Tuesday after 48 hours of protests.