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LIVEUPDATES: Zimbabwe Police Attempt to Crush Opposition Protest

  • Thomas Chiripasi

Teargas everywhere at the venue of the protest.

Teargas everywhere at the venue of the protest.

[8/26, 4:44 AM (EST), (10:44 - GMT)]; Police use water cannons to disperse protestors near the Sheraton Hotel
[8/26, 5:06 AM]: Protestors barricade roads with stones
[8/26, 5:19 AM]: Police fire gunshots in the air
[8/26, 6:26 AM]: Mwonzora confirms court has given them the go-ahead
[8/26, 6:28 AM]: Police firing teargas despite court order

Zimbabwe People First Lawyer Gift Nyandoro attempts to hand over a court order granting opposition parties permission to state a protest.

Zimbabwe People First Lawyer Gift Nyandoro attempts to hand over a court order granting opposition parties permission to state a protest.

[8/26, 6:28 AM]: People who were regrouping running away
[8/26, 6:54 AM]: Zimbabwe People First lawyer Gift Nyandoro shows the police the court order
[8/26, 6:55 AM]: Police refuse to receive it and order him to take it to their offices
[8/26, 6:56 AM]: MDC spokesman Obert Gutu says the security situation in Zimbabwe must be tabled at the next Sadc Summit in Mbabane Swaziland
[8/26, 6:57 AM]: Nyandoro says they are going to file another court application

Police use teargas in an attempt to disperse protesters.

Police use teargas in an attempt to disperse protesters.

[8/26, 7:00 AM]: Some activists now regrouping in batches around the venue
[8/26, 7:02 AM]: Police intensify firing teargas
[8/26, 7:02 AM]: People attending the Agricultural Show leaving
[8/26, 7:03 AM]: Entire venue now in smoke
[8/26, 7:04 AM]: Prisoners who were coming for court sessions have been returned to jails

[8/26, 7:29 AM]: Protestors burning tyres

[8/26, 7:32 AM]: All shops closed

[8/26, 8:56 AM]: Nigerian embassy windows shattered

[8/26, 8:58 AM]: Protestors put spikes on roads

[8/26, 9:09 AM]: Some anti-riot cops have camped at Zanu PF headquarters

[8/26, 9:10 AM]: Some people being beaten at Zanu PF headquarters

[8/26, 9:31 AM]: Gunshots all over the cbd

A protester seen at the venue of the public march.

A protester seen at the venue of the public march.

Situation tense in Harare as protesters and police clash.

Situation tense in Harare as protesters and police clash.

Teargas everywhere ...

Teargas everywhere ...

Protesters hitting back ...

Protesters hitting back ...

Teargas everywhere at the venue of the protest.

Teargas everywhere at the venue of the protest.

Police in a truck at the venue of the protest just outside the Harare central business district

Police in a truck at the venue of the protest just outside the Harare central business district

Police have fired teargas to disperse would-be protesters.

Police have fired teargas to disperse would-be protesters.

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