Zimbabwe strike falters as pastor due in court

Zimbabwean police were on patrol in the capital Harare Wednesday a day after protest leader Evan Mawarire (pictured) was arrested and charged with inciting public violenceMost businesses and schools in Zimbabwe opened Wednesday despite campaigners calling for a nationwide strike after a series of protests that have shaken President Robert Mugabe’s government. Police were on patrol in the capital Harare a day after protest leader Evan Mawarire, a pastor who founded the internet ThisFlag protest movement, was arrested and charged with inciting public violence. Mawarire, who is due to appear in court on Wednesday, organised a widely-implemented one-day national shutdown last week when offices, shops, schools and some government departments stayed closed.

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