Riot Police Clash With Protesters in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s riot police clashed Friday, August 16, with protesters in Harare over calls for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to set up a transitional authority to address economic problems and organize credible elections.
Zimbabweans defied a police ban Friday and held demonstrations to protest the country’s deteriorating economy.
Despite the High Court ban on planned protests, members of the Movement for Democratic Change took to the streets and clashed with police. Some of the injured accused police of derailing protests, which they said were meant to persuade President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to breathe life into Zimbabwe’s moribund economy.
With tears on her cheeks, 32-year-old Tafadzwa Bvuta said her degree had not helped her get anything for her three children.