Stan Zvorwadza, an activist in Zimbabwe offered police flowers as a peace gesture after a day of violence, only to get the same treatment meted out to others earlier.
He was urging the security forces to put down their weapons.
Despite the beating he received ((at the hands of the riot squad)), Stan Zvorwadza vowed to continue his activism.
On Wednesday police violently broke up a protest against a plan to re-introduce local banknotes in a bid to ease the dollar shortage.
Many fear it could lead to rampant money printing and hyperinflation previously experienced in 2008.
The country’s leader, Robert Mugabe is widely known for his long record of cracking down heavily on anti-government protests, but the new wave of clashes in the country is proving harder to suppress.