Zimbabwe election sparked street clashes, killing at least 3 people


Zimbabwe election sparked street clashes, killing at least 3 people

Originally titled: Protests in Zimbabwe in which at least three people died in street clashes triggered by the general election in Zimbabwe (Photo source: Visual China)

Overseas network August 2, August 1st local time, in August 1st, Zimbabwe opposition party "movement for democratic reform movement" (democratic revolution movement) supporters on the street protesting, at least 3 people died in this protest.

According to the Washington Post, local time this Wednesday (August 1st), in the late election in Zimbabwe, opposition supporters on the street protesting, the scene of the conflict. Zimbabwe police confirmed to the official spokesman that at least 3 people were dead. The death toll may be higher as the wounded on the scene are escorted away by other protesters quickly. The number of injured people is not yet determined.

Protesters on the street (photo source: visual China)

Some of the protestors reportedly destroyed traffic lights and stores in the capital Harare, carrying metal and stones. Police fired a warning, firing water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowd. According to The Associated Press, police say they are asking for help from the military because the protesters are "out of control". An hour later, the army arrived at the scene.

Protesters on the street (photo source: visual China)

In response to the protests, President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe called on Twitter to remain calm and seek peace. It is reported that the election committee of Zimbabwe announced on 1 days that the ruling party, Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (NLD), held in the general election in July 30th, won more than half of the seats in the national assembly. In addition, the Electoral Commission said that the results of presidential elections originally scheduled for August 6th will be announced ahead of schedule in August 4th. (overseas network Liang Yi)

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