HARARE, Zimbabwe | Tensions rise in Zimbabwe’s capital after fuel price hikes

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HARARE, Zimbabwe —Jan 14, 2019—Protesters have blocked roads in some parts in Zimbabwe’s capital after the government more than doubled the price of gasoline.

Police deployed in large numbers in Harare and few people ventured into the central business district on Monday. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, the country’s biggest labor federation, has called for a three-day strike this week.

Peter Mutasa, the labor federation president, says workers can’t afford bus fares, which tripled in some cases.

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