Workers Defy Ban to Protest New Zimbabwe Tax

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has called for national protests as the country's economic crisis worsens, but police say they would halt any demonstrations in Harare due to a cholera outbreak. The plan to protest has been triggered by sharp price hikes and a new tax on electronic transactions which businesses and ordinary people have objected to, arguing that it eats into their earnings while funding extravagant government spending.

Zimbabwe riot police (file photo).

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