Riot Police called as Zimbabweans Demonstrate at South African Embassy

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Over 100 Zimbabweans gathered today at the South African Embassy in Harare to handover a petition to the South African government to halt the xenophobic attacks that Zimbabweans and other foreigners have been subjected to in South Africa.

It was a peaceful demonstration that was later addressed by the South African deputy High commissioner who pledged to forward the petition to her government but the protesters were dismayed after the ambassador said his government is powerless as the police force resource is stretched

 

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Riot police tried to intervene and arrested one demonstrator but were forced to release the man after fellow demonstrators demanded his immediate release.