Pictures: Vendors stage march

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HUNDREDS of informal traders operating at undesignated sites in Harare on June 24 defied a police ban on their protest march and breached a police barricade as they marched towards Parliament Building where they presented a petition demanding an extension of their deadline to move off the streets.

Early this month, government ordered street vendors to move to the designated sites by Friday.
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Members of the National Vendors Union march along Jason Moyo Avenue in Harare on June 24 to  deliver a petition to the Parliament of Zimbabwe halt the removal of vendors from the streets which is scheduled for June 26.

Members of the National Vendors Union march along Jason Moyo Avenue in Harare on June 24 to deliver a petition to the Parliament of Zimbabwe halt the removal of vendors from the streets which is scheduled for June 26.

Members of the National Vendors Union march along Jason Moyo Avenue in Harare on June 24 to deliver a petition to the Parliament of Zimbabwe halt the removal of vendors from the streets which is scheduled for June 26.

Members of the National Vendors Union are stopped by the police from marching to parliament.

Members of the National Vendors Union sing and dance during their march in Harare on June 24, 2015.

A member of the National Vendors Union holds up a placard during the union's march in Harare on June 24, 2015.

Sylvia Zata, a member of the National Vendors Union, is accompanied by fellow union members to deliver a petition to parliament on June 24, 2015.

Sylvia Zata hands over the petition to the acting clerk of parliament.

A member of the National Vendors Union cries after the union's petition is handed over to parliament.

A member of the National Vendors Union holds up a placard pleading for the police and soldiers not to beat up vendors.

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