Zimbabwe - Police Break Up Anti-government Protest


Zimbabwean police broke up an anti-government protest in the capital, Harare, on Wednesday.

Hundreds of people hurried for cover as baton-wielding police moved in to disperse activists who were marching to the country's reserve bank to protest a currency crisis.

There were also reports that police used tear gas and water cannons on demonstrators.

Zimbabwe abandoned its currency in 2009 following hyperinflation, adopting a multi-currency system dominated by the United States dollar.

Dollar shortages have resulted in long lines at banks.

President Robert Mugabe has responded to the recent protests by saying that people who are unhappy with living conditions can leave the country.

The 92-year-old has been in power since 1980.

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