In Zimbabwe police broke up anti-government protests with tear gas and water cannons

В Зимбабве полиция разогнала антиправительственные протесты слезоточивым газом и водометами

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В Зимбабве полиция разогнала антиправительственные протесты слезоточивым газом и водометами

В Зимбабве полиция разогнала антиправительственные протесты слезоточивым газом и водометами

Photo: AFP


В Зимбабве полиция разогнала антиправительственные протесты слезоточивым газом и водометами

В Зимбабве полиция разогнала антиправительственные протесты слезоточивым газом и водометами

Photo: AFP


В Зимбабве полиция разогнала антиправительственные протесты слезоточивым газом и водометами

В Зимбабве полиция разогнала антиправительственные протесты слезоточивым газом и водометами

Photo: AFP


В Зимбабве полиция разогнала антиправительственные протесты слезоточивым газом и водометами

В Зимбабве полиция разогнала антиправительственные протесты слезоточивым газом и водометами

Photo: AFP


В Зимбабве полиция разогнала антиправительственные протесты слезоточивым газом и водометами

In Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, the police once again dispersed the anti-government allowed by the court, a peaceful demonstration, using batons, tear gas and water cannons. About it reports The Guardian.

People protested against the 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe, who has been in power since 1987, and for the reform of the electoral system.

More than a hundred police officers dispersed the demonstrators, who in response threw stones and burned tires.

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The President Mugabe stated that the protests of the United States who want to make the country the “Arab spring” like the one that led to regime change in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya in 2011 – 2012, writes Reuters.

“They are fighting the Americans. They think: what happened during the Arab spring to occur in this country. But we tell them that this will not happen!”, said Mugabe.

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Protests against the backdrop of the economic crisis that began in the early 2000s and led to a complete depreciation of the national currency.

By 2009, the hyperinflation had reached 230 million percent. After that, the local currency was replaced by the US dollar, Euro and South African Rand. Today people do not want a return to a national currency that the government offers.

This is not the first such case in recent weeks. In August, Zimbabwean law enforcement officers used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters against the plans of the Central Bank and against the cruelty of employees of the security sector.

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