Deadly Protests Follow Elections in Zimbabwe

Hundreds of opposition protesters took to Harare's streets, calling on authorities to release official presidential election results. Police fired water cannon and tear gas at the protesters, urging them to disband. Protesters blocked some roads, burned tyres and chanted slogans against the ruling Zanu-PF party. In response, soldiers fired live rounds at protesters. Zimbabwean police have confirmed that three people died.

 

MDC supporters protested in Harare on Wednesday after the electoral commission announced that Zimbabwe’s ruling party had won a majority of seats in Parliament and the country braced itself for the first official results of the presidential election.

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