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Zimbabwe police clash with protesters on first day of general strike

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Live ammunition and teargas fired as nationwide shutdown over cost of living turns violentPolice in Zimbabwe have fired live ammunition and teargas during running battles with groups of young people trying to enforce a nationwide shutdown to protest against the rising cost of living.The clashes were the worst outbreak of disorder in the southern African country since the aftermath of historic elections last year, when six civilians were shot dead by police. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/14/zimbabwe-police-clash-protesters-first-day-general-strike

Author : Jason Burke and Nyasha Chingono in Harare

Publish date : 2019-01-14 14:43:39

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