Zimbabwe Fuel Protests Escalate After Prices More Than Double

The Guardian: Zimbabwe police fire live rounds during general strike protests

Live ammunition and teargas fired as nationwide shutdown over cost of living turns violent

Police in Zimbabwe have fired live ammunition and teargas during running battles with groups of young people trying to enforce a nationwide shutdown to protest against the rising cost of living.

The clashes were the worst outbreak of disorder in the southern African country since the aftermath of elections last year, when six civilians were shot dead by police.

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WNU Editor: It appears that the police are overwhelmed .... Looting feared as Zimbabwe protests turn violent, 'overwhelm police' (Times Live). In the meantime the President is out of the country on a five nation tour (he is Russia today) .... Zimbabwe Pres Mnangagwa begins 5 nation tour.

More News On The Growing Unrest In Zimbabwe

Mass protests in Zimbabwe after fuel prices more than doubled -- Reuters
Zimbabwe army deploys to disperse fuel protests, 13 injured -- AP
Zimbabwe protests after petrol and diesel price hike -- BBC
Zimbabwe fuel protests turn violent after prices more than double -- CNN
Sharp fuel hike sparks protests in Zimbabwe -- AFP
Zimbabwe police clash with protesters at fuel rise protests -- AFP
Zimbabweans Are Left Reeling as Cash-Starved Economy Implodes -- Bloomberg
Angry Zimbabweans riot after 150 percent fuel price rise imposed -- Al Jazeera
AP Explains: Why Zimbabwe’s military supports Mnangagwa -- Andrew Meldrum, AP

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