Police fight demonstrators in Harare

Harare - Riot police fought running battles with protestors in Harare's Central Business District today.

Co7h7pRWEAQEa0jThe clash came after riot police officers blocked unemployed graduates who were on their way to deliver a petition against unemployment to Parliament.

Riot police first pounced on the peaceful protestors near Parliament building but the protestors later regrouped and attacked the police with stones forcing the riot police officers to retreat.

The police later returned armed with guns and teargas and the protestors dispersed.

However several of the protestors as well as passers-by were injured as a result of the police brutality. Journalist Christopher Mahove was injured after riot police officers pounced on him during a clampdown on protestors in the capital today.

The riot police officers confiscated his recorder

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