August 16, 2019 / 9:38 AM / 3 months ago

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas, beat up MDC supporters defying protest ban

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean police fired tear gas and beat up more than a 100 opposition supporters with batons on Friday after they defied a protest ban in central Harare, witnesses said.

The group, singing and chanting, quickly re-emerged at a main square, where protesters were set to assemble and were again cleared by baton-wielding police.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Alison Williams

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