‘President must go’ Angry demonstrators and police clash in Zimbabwe
Pictures of police in Zimbabwe clashing with demonstrators protesting against President Robert Mugabe’s handling of the economy.
They handed in a petition to the finance ministry, opposing the impending introduction of “bond notes” as a cash substitute.
A protester wearing a hat with old Zimbabwe dollar notes attached to it in Harare – Wednesday 3 August 2016
The country abandoned its own currency in 2009 in order to stem runaway inflation. The highest denomination then was a $100 trillion Zimbabwean dollar note.
Correspondents say the rare directness of some banners is an indication of how the voices of protest against the 92-year-old president are growing.
Journalists were also beaten. The chaos disrupted traffic and car windows were broken.