Thousands marched through Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, in a rare protest on Thursday to denounce President Robert Mugabe and the crumbling economy.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai organized the demonstration against the 92-year-old President, according to the Guardian. Mugabe has held power since the country’s independence in 1980 and has said he would continue to rule “until God says come.”
Mass protests of this kind are unusual in Zimbabwe, where police routinely use violence to suppress dissent. They had banned Thursday’s march, but a court stepped in and granted permission.
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