HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe arrests protest organizers as economy plunges

11Oct - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



HARARE, Zimbabwe — Lawyers say police in Zimbabwe have arrested dozens of trade union members ahead of a planned protest in the capital over the worst economic crisis in a decade.

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights says police arrested Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions members in Harare and the cities of Mutare and Masvingo.

There is a heavy police presence in Harare after the government banned the protest, citing an ongoing cholera outbreak.

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