Zimbabwe Police Crush Anti-Government Protest in Capital

By farai mutsaka, associated press

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Aug 26, 2016, 11:40 AM ETWireAP_300

Zimbabwe police used batons, tear gas and water cannons to crush an anti-government protest in the capital Friday, despite a court order that the demonstration should be permitted.

At least 50 people were injured by the police, said former vice president Joice Mujuru, now the head of the People First party and a participant in the demonstration.
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