‘President must go’ Angry demonstrators and police clash in Zimbabwe

‘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.

Zimbabwe has run out of money and hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the capital, Harare, in anger at government measures to deal with the crisis.

Image copyrightAFP Image caption 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

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.

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.

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.

Journalists were also beaten. The chaos disrupted traffic and car windows were broken.

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