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Zimbabwe: arrests and empty streets as military enforces protest ban

By France24
03 Aug 2020   |   12:35 pm   |  
Hundreds of military troops and police clamped down on an anti-government protest this Friday. Scores were arrested. The planned demonstration was against corruption and economic hardship amid skyrocketing inflation. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's critics say his government is increasingly resorting to the authoritarian tactics of the Robert Mugabe era. We speak to our correspondent in Harare.


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