Morgan Tsvangirai the Zimbabwean prime minister was confronted by his own supporters in Southwark Cathedral London as he urged them to return home from exile. There were extraordinary scenes inside th
There were extraordinary scenes in Southwark Cathedral London today as Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai urged exiles to return home. The prime minister was half way through a short speech when the first protests began.
Banners and hands were raised in the air. At one stage the PM was forced to leave the lectern. A small number police officers lined a doorway as it looked as if the speech would be abandoned. Instead Tsvangirai continued and so did the chants.
The audience was invited to ask questions. After a handful it appeared as if a decision to abandon the meeting was taken. It had been scheduled to last another hour.
As the prime minister left the cathedral the audience erupted singing and dancing in the nave and then outside.