Navigation
Suscribe
Menu Search Facebook Twitter
Search Close
Menu ALL SECTIONS
  • Capital Coahuila
  • Capital Hidalgo
  • Capital Jalisco
  • Capital Morelos
  • Capital Oaxaca
  • Capital Puebla
  • Capital Quintana Roo
  • Capital Querétaro
  • Capital Veracruz
  • Capital México
  • Capital Michoacán
  • Capital Mujer
  • Reporte Índigo
  • Estadio Deportes
  • The News
  • Efekto
  • Diario DF
  • Capital Edo. de Méx.
  • Green TV
  • Revista Cambio
Radio Capital
Pirata FM
Capital Máxima
Capital FM
Digital
Prensa
Radio
TV
X
Newsletter
Facebook Twitter
X Welcome! Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news, data, statistical and exclusive promotions for subscribers
World

Zimbabwe Police Fire Tear Gas, Gunshots to Quell Protests

Police fired into the air after some protesters attacked a supermarket owned by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko

A protestor throws back a teargas cannister at police in downtown Harare Wednesday, Aug. 24 2016 after Zimbabwe police fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality, photo: AP
1 year ago

Zimbabwe police have fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality in the capital, Harare.

The situation was calm by Wednesday evening, with motorists navigating around stones and other debris in city streets and shattered shop windows were evidence of looting.

Police and protesters fought running battles downtown Wednesday. Police fired into the air after some protesters attacked a supermarket owned by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko. Several other shops were also looted.

Protestors flee teargas in downtown Harare Wednesday, Aug. 24 2016 after Zimbabwe police fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutalityphoto: AP

Protestors flee teargas in downtown Harare Wednesday, Aug. 24 2016 after Zimbabwe police fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality. Photo: AP

Protesters also set on fire a vehicle belonging to state-run broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.

A journalist was among those beaten by police.

The main opposition MDC-T party’s youth wing organized the protest to denounce what they described as worsening police brutality against political and civil rights activists.

Police were deployed heavily outside Parliament and on the main streets in late afternoon, forcing shop owners to abandon their business.

Soldiers waiting in line for their salaries at several banks were forced to leave empty handed when the banks closed early.

Frustrations over Zimbabwe’s rapidly deteriorating economy are boiling over in this southern African country, where anti-government protests have become a near-daily occurrence.

A currency crisis has resulted in long lines at banks and high unemployment is also a problem.

Opposition leaders have said they will unite for an anti-government demonstration on Friday.

Comments Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
More From The News
World

Russia: Relations with US Poor Over 'Rus ...

1 hour ago
Business

Not Home? Walmart Wants to Walk in and S ...

2 hours ago
Living

Post-Quake Threats: How to Avoid Them

2 hours ago
World

Turkey says It Won't Accept Kurdish Inde ...

3 hours ago
Most Popular

Mexico Shocked By News: Girl Trapped in ...

By The Associated Press
Mexico

7.1 Magnitude Quake Kills 139 as Buildui ...

By The Associated Press
Mexico

Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 273

By Notimex
Mexico

The Woman Behind Cortes’ Sword

By Bob Schulman
Living

Search for Mexico Quake Survivors Enters ...

By The Associated Press
Mexico