HARARE’s eastern suburbs have been rocked by violent protests that have left hundreds of city-bound commuters stranded as commuter omnibus drivers fought running battles with police over the increasing number of roadblocks
Updates by Obey Manayiti and Tinotenda Samukange
[12:29 PM, 7/4/2016] Residents have abandoned their vending sites (musika)
[12:26 PM, 7/4/2016] Vehicles stopped from entering Epworth.
[12:08 PM, 7/4/2016] Police has gained cover.
[12:07 PM, 7/4/2016] The residents have calmed down.
[11:38 AM, 7/4/2016] Fighting begins… police with water cannons and tear gasses.
[11:36 AM, 7/4/2016] Police going forward again as protesters resist.
[11:02 AM, 7/4/2016] Stand off now between protesters and police.
[11:02 AM, 7/4/2016] Police seems to have chickened out….parked their vehicles at a distance.
[9:57 AM, 7/4/2016]
“We are tired of police. They steal from us everyday and today they will pay,” said a resident wielding stones
[9:54 AM, 7/4/2016] The fight was ignited by commuter Omnibus operators who abandoned routes protesting against heavy police presence in roads
[9:52 AM, 7/4/2016] Its now a war zone….people fighting back by throwing stones at the police.
[9:43 AM, 7/4/2016] Tears gas fired in Epworth
[9:41 AM, 7/4/2016] Hundreds of Stranded people by the road side along Chiremba road
[9:40 AM, 7/4/2016] Police trying to restore order with water cannons