Police violently break up protest against Mugabe government in Harare as anger swells
- Peaceful protesters and journalists were attacked with batons during a demonstration against President Robert Mugabe’s handling of the economy in Zimbabwe.
- Protesters have been rallying against the government’s economic policies, with ire having ballooned over proposals to introduce local bank notes into the economy.
- Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party also expelled nine senior leaders, including four war veterans linked to a statement denouncing him.
“Zimbabwe police use batons to break up anti-government protest” (Reuters)
“Zimbabwe police violently break up anti-Mugabe protests” (Al Jazeera)
“Zimbabwe’s Mugabe faces rising tide of protest” (AP via News24)
(Image Credit: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters)