Observers Condemn Army Violence as Zimbabwe Awaits Election Result

File photo: First Street, Harare. Credit: Gary Bembridge

(From Reuters)

Observers from the Commonwealth on Thursday condemned the Zimbabwean army’s deadly use of force to break up protests in Harare by opposition supporters claiming a presidential election had been rigged by the ruling party.

Former colonial power Britain also said it was deeply concerned by the situation, while the United Nations had earlier called [for] restraint from all sides in the bloody aftermath to Monday’s election.

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