Zimbabwe police break up anti-Mugabe protest

President Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 36 yearsZimbabwe police fired tear gas Wednesday to disperse several hundred protesters calling on President Robert Mugabe to step down, a week after the longtime ruler warned that protests “don’t pay”. An AFP journalist saw police officers beating protesters with batons, before firing on the crowd with tear gas. “Things like protests don’t pay because usually they end up being violent protests,” Mugabe said last week.

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