Clashes in the Streets as Zimbabwe Protest Banned

The police banned planned protests by the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change, which was set for August 16, a move that could set the stage for what could be potentially explosive clashes between the law enforcement agents and agitated opposition activists. A series of street demonstrations planned by the MDC, which accuses the government of corruption and economic mismanagement, are viewed as a test of how President Emmerson Mnangagwa responds to dissent in a country tainted by a recent history of repression.

Police on high alert as protesters vow to defy ban.


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