30 Arrested In Harare Protests

30 Arrested In Harare Protests
Published: 2016 July 05 00:55:40 (2983 Views)
HARARE- A protest against the Zimbabwe Republic Police's use and abuse of power on the roads was met with brutality, with the police attacking the protesters and arresting more than 30 people yesterday.

Roads were blocked in Ruwa, Zimre Park, Mabvuku, Tafara and Epworth using bricks, logs and granite rocks while others were burning tyres.

Scores of people, including school children were left stranded and had to walk to their workplaces and schools.

Police launched a full scale attack on the protesters and used teargas and water cannons against the protesters.

Briefing journalists after the disturbances, police chief spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said they had arrested more than 30 people in connection with the disturbances.

In Epworth, the situation was tense and two police officers were injured after being attacked by the protesters while a Baker’s Inn truck carrying bread was looted before police restored order.

Several cars passing along Chiremba and Mutare roads had their windows indiscriminately smashed.





- Herald
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Anonymous user 2016 July 05 13:19:08
Teargas and water cannons... you forgot "live ammunition"

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