An uneasy silence is settling over Zimbabwe’s capital after people fled military and other security forces firing live ammunition to break up opposition protests over Monday’s election results.
At least one person was killed.
Soldiers are stationed at intersections in Harare as the sun begins to set.
Hundreds of angry opposition supporters had gathered outside the compound of the electoral commission before scattering as the military moved in.
The violence came shortly after Western election observers urged the release of the presidential results as soon as possible and warned that a delay could lead to “volatility”.
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Zimbabwean soldiers are occupying intersections in Harare and a military helicopter flies overhead.
People scatter as armored vehicles speed by with sirens wailing.
“They are killing us,” a man shouts.Some protesters threw bricks into a main road with a military truck parked nearby, then ran when police trucks with water cannon raced toward them.
This is the first time Zimbabwe’s military has been on the streets of Harare since the removal of longtime leader Robert Mugabe in November. At the time the military was met with cheers and selfies. – AP