Yesterday afternoon at 2:00 PM, several hundred activists from the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) took to the streets in a peaceful, non-violent protest of the prevailing political, social and economic conditions, which they say are fuelled by the "absence of a people driven constitution". The 300 persons who gathered in and around Africa Unity Square were descended upon by police anti-riot squads. Demonstrators, seated on the ground, were beaten by security forces. NCA Chairperson Dr. Lovemore Madhuku and other NCA leaders, including Frank Nyagumbo and Marko Shoko, were arrested and taken to Harare Central Police Station. The Law and Order Section of the police are now reportedly contemplating charging Madhuku with violating some section of the much abused and infamous "Public Order and Security Act"--for carrying out an event without notifying the regulating authority. The three are currently detained at Harare Central Police Station. The South African Newspaper, The Mail and Guardian, has further coverage here.