18 Stirring Photos From The Anti-Government Protests In Zimbabwe   

Zimbabwe is experiencing an eruption of anti-government protests, which began in early July. For the first time in many years, the people of Zimbabwe have begun to voice their frustration – now, louder than ever – protesting against government repression, electoral corruption, police brutality, poor public services, high unemployment, and delay in paying civil servant salaries. The current ruling party, Zanu-PF, has consistently failed to provide responsible leadership and transparency in the way it manages the countries wealth and resources. This unprecedented change unfolding across the country has seen protestors strip iconic city road signs, burn police cars and stage a “stay-away,” bringing the capital city Harare to a halt and prompting a city-wide curfew. These photographs illustrate how frustrated Zimbabweans are with the economic, social and moral collapse of the country once known to the world as “The Bread Basket of Africa.”

Natasha Hatendi Sep, 06, 2016

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Zimbabwe activist Stern Zvorwadza offers flowers to anti-riot policemen at Harare Central Police Station during a protest action, as anti-government marches increase in the country.

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People run with goods as Zimbabwe opposition supporters clash with Police during a protest march for electoral reforms in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwe's opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters shout anti-government slogans and hold a placard reading "Where is our 15 billion dollars?", during a demonstration in Gweru, Zimbabwe

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Protestors set up a burning barricade as they clash with police during a protest for electoral reforms, in Harare Zimbabwe.

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An protester throws the iconic street sign for President Robert Mugabe Rd, as Zimbabwe opposition supporters clash with police during a protest march for electoral reforms, in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Riots erupted in Zimbabwe's capital Harare after police fired tear gas and beat protesters who responded by throwing stones at armored vehicles.

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Riot police officers intervene with protesters during unprecedented civil unrest in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Police officers have brutally attacked protestors who are against Robert Mugabe and his government in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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A man runs past a Zimbabwean police car set on fire, allegedly by Zimbabwe Opposition Party Movement for Democratic Change, in Harare Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwean citizens stage a protest against President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe and his government in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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A supporter of Zimbabwe Opposition Party Movement for Democratic Change Tsvangirai faction (MDC-T) throws back a tear gas canister as protesters clash with police during a march against Police Brutality, in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Many Zimbabweans fear the bond notes could revive the hyperinflation that destroyed the economy. Protesters hold banners and crosses during a march against the introduction of new bond notes and youth unemployment, in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabweans clash with security forces during a protest against President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe and his government in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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A woman carrying fertilizer on her head movinaway as Zimbabwe's opposition supporters set up a burning barricade and clash with police during a protest for electoral reforms in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabweans clash with security forces during a protest against President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe and his government in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Two women navigating througher Zimbabweans are seen as protesters clash with security forces during a protest against President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe and his government in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwe's opposition supporters set up a burning barricade as they clash with police during a protest for electoral reforms on August 26, 2016 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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A street vendor pushes his street cart as Zimbabwe opposition supporters clash with police during a protest march for electoral reforms on in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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