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Protests in Zimbabwe calling Mugabe to step down

Saturday 18/November/2017 - 04:30 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
The local satellite channel Extra News aired footage of the angry crowds in Zimbabwe called for the resignation of Robert Mugabe.

Tens of thousands of people gathered in the centre of Harare on Saturday to call for the resignation of Robert Mugabe، as moves to force Zimbabwe’s president to stand down gather pace after the army seized power four days ago.

In a colourful gathering that even days ago would have drawn an immediate police crackdown، Zimbabweans giddy with joy raced through intersections، raising their arms in triumph. Young men shouted، laughed and embraced.

Some had posters with an image of the military commander who swept in earlier this week and put Mugabe under house arrest، with the slogan: “Go، go، our general!!!” Marchers handed flags to soldiers، who accepted and waved. “It’s like Christmas،” said one marcher، Fred Mubay، who said Zimbabweans have been suffering for a long time.

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