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Police Raid Offices of Zimbabwe's Opposition Christian Alliance

Heavily armed police raided the offices of the Christian Alliance Friday in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo, according to senior officials of the church-based organization which has come to occupy a central position in the country's opposition

Alliance officials said police told them the raid was carried out in response to the latest protests organized by the Save Zimbabwe Campaign, a coalition of civil society groups and opposition parties in which the Christian Alliance plays a central role.

The Save Zimbabwe Campaign urged Zimbabweans to turn out Wednesday at lunch time and make noise with horns and pots to protest deteriorating living conditions and government policies. The campaign has pledged to continue the noise protests.

Christian Alliance official Ray Motsi told reporter Chris Gande of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that police wanted to interview two particular officials of the group.

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