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Zimbabwe police ban planned opposition protest

Zimbabwe police have banned an anti-government demonstration planned for today by the country’s main opposition party in the city of Bulawayo, saying it would likely result in “public disorder”.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Zimbabwe police erect road blocks to hunt protesters

Zimbabwe police manned checkpoints on many main roads on Saturday, searching vehicles for protesters allegedly involved in recent anti-government demonstrations.
Pictures emerging on social media show some of the chaos in Bulawayo as protesters took to the streets. Police appeared to be overwhelmed. 'The people are angry. We are going back to the station because they outnumber us,' a police officer told journalists.

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas as crackdown tightens

Zimbabwe police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the second city of Bulawayo on Tuesday, a day after the country was rocked by violent demonstrations against a sharp hike in fuel prices.
Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight.

One confirmed dead, 200 arrested in Zimbabwe riots

One person was killed and over 200 arrested during protests in Harare over fuel price hike and worsening economic conditions, Zimbabwe’s security minister, Owen Ncube, has said.
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Gas tank explosion kills 42 passengers

At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead, Zimbabwe police said on Friday, after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus, with pictures showing the burnt-out wreckage of the vehicle.
John Mahama

Commonwealth accuses Zimbabwe security of using excessive force to break up protests

The Commonwealth’s observer mission on Thursday accused Zimbabwe’s security services of using excessive force to break up protests in Harare over Monday’s presidential election.
Zimbabwean police on patrol in Harare - AFP-File - DESMOND KWANDE

Zimbabwe police arrest four for ‘hate speech’ on social media

Zimbabwe police have arrested four people for publishing "falsehoods and hate speech" on social media, a newspaper reported.
Injured people are evacuated after an explosion at the stadium in Bulawayo where Zimbabwe President just addressed a rally on June 23, 2018. An AFP correspondent reported multiple injuries but could not immediately give a precise toll after a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally today. Images broadcast on Zimbabwean TV showed scenes of chaos and medics fighting to save those wounded by the blast at the White City stadium in the country's second city Bulawayo. / AFP PHOTO / Ken MAUR / Zimbabwe OUT /

Zimbabwe police make two arrests over election rally blast

Police chief Gideon Matanga said investigations were continuing over the explosion in the country's second largest city of Bulawayo on June 23.

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