Police teargas protestors in Harare, assault journalist

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Riot police teargassed protestors in central Harare after a successful demonstration against President Robert Mugabe’s government over 90 percent unemployment and the planned introduction of bond notes in Zimbabwe.

Police seen here attacking protestors in Harare (Pictures by Tapiwa G ‏@TPGandiya on Twitter)
Police seen here attacking protestors in Harare (Pictures by Tapiwa G [email protected] on Twitter)

What started off as a peaceful demonstration by unemployed graduates and other disgruntled citizens was later disrupted by the police who were armed with teargas, water cannons, baton sticks and guns.

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The police were determined to block the protestors from advancing to Parliament building.

There are also reports and pictures confirming how the police assaulted a journalist and tried to smash his camera in what was seen as an attempt to stop the broadcast of videos exposing police brutality during the protests.

Riot police assaulting a journalist and smashing his camera during the demonstrations on Wednesday (Picture by Journalist Nomsa Maseko via Twitter)
Riot police assaulting a journalist and smashing his camera during the demonstrations on Wednesday (Picture by Journalist Nomsa Maseko via Twitter)
Riot police assaulting a journalist and smashing his camera during the demonstrations on Wednesday (Picture by Journalist Nomsa Maseko via Twitter)
Riot police assaulting a journalist and smashing his camera during the demonstrations on Wednesday (Picture by Journalist Nomsa Maseko via Twitter)-nehandaradio

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