Riot police in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, have beaten protestors after the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) called off a planned demonstration over the country’s deepening economic crisis.
Police have used batons to clear about 100 people who were staging a sit-down protest at a busy road junction.
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[WATCH]: Police disperse a crowd gathered at the Africa Unity Square in Harare, Zimbabwe. One woman was injured in the process. Police have banned the protest action against deepening economic problems in the country | Read more: https://t.co/UWbVv6bhQt #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/4WjRYrP1qV
— SABC News Online (@SABCNewsOnline) August 16, 2019
Currently there are skirmishes and running battles in the CBD of Harare. Police are trying to disperse the small crowd that has gathered in retaliation to the ban that was issued by the police. Harare is under lockdown because the CBD has been barricaded by police and there are running battles between police and protestors.
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