Several people reportedly injured in Zim anti-government march
On Friday morning, the High Court denied a planned protest application by the opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), sparking wide outrage.
Video footage shared on various social media platforms shows police beating protesters in Harare.The MDC and various other groups are protesting against the worsening economic situation in the country.One protester said: “We are fighting for our freedom. We are telling Mnangagwa to be gone.”
In January this year, Mnangagwa was forced to cut short an investment roadshow abroad when Zimbabweans took to the streets for days against crippling fuel price hikes.When people organize peaceful stayaway the government pushes them into the streets. When they want to protest the government pushes them out. What do they want? pic.twitter.com/2XclJnqUEa
— Chipo Dendere (@drDendere) August 16, 2019 Over 80 people have been arrested,7 cases of reports of serious assault of protesters by the police.#FreeZimbabweMarch— Open Parly ZW (@OpenParlyZw) August 16, 2019.@PoliceZimbabwe are literally kicking people out of Harare CBD.#FreeZimbabweCampaign #FreeZimbabweMarch #16AugustDemo pic.twitter.com/VoRH9gCqr7Read more: Eyewitness News »
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