Protest leader calls for increased strikes in Zimbabwe

Supporters of "ThisFlag campaign" demonstrate outside the Harare magistrate's court where pastor Evan Mawarire appeared on charges of inciting public violence following his arrest ahead of a planned mass job stayaway on July 13, 2016. Amnesty has said about 300 people have been arrested for participating in protests around the country since last week. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Mugabe, 92, and increasingly frail, has previously used his ruthless security forces to crack down on any public show of dissent during his 36 years in power.
  • The response to Mawarire’s calls for further nationwide strikes on Wednesday and Thursday appeared to be muted, with shops, schools and offices open across the country.

HARARE, Thursday

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