Stop the Zimbabwean army and Zimbabwean police from brutalising citizens
Dozens of people have been injured as a result of clashes across the country of Zimbabwe during the second of a three-day national strike.
In the city of Bulawayo, at least one person was reportedly shot on Tuesday afternoon near a shop that youths had broken into. Earlier in the day, a police officer died from injuries sustained during Monday’s confrontations with demonstrators.
Authorities have called for order and issued a stern warning against attacks on police stations and civilian property. Overall, at least 200 people have been arrested in connection with the ongoing violence, which has seen shops destroyed and burned overnight.
Army trucks and anti-riot vehicles continuously patrolled the low-income areas of Bulawayo, firing tear gas and warning shots in a bid to stop the protesters.
Stop ZanuPF using brutality over their failed promises on people exercising their political and democratic rights. Since taken over power through the coup, Mnangagwa has failed to unify the country and only constantly threatening people and following through by the brutality that they only know. With the continued strain on people's living standards and genuine demand for improved living standards ZanuPF has once again resorted to the gun as a way of governing. As reports stand, there has been 5 people reported dead since the start of the riots.
WE PLEAD ON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO BRING AN END TO THIS UNNECESSARY LOSS OF BLOOD
The Stop the Zimbabwean army and Zimbabwean police from brutalising citizens petition to UNHCR was written by Arnold Mukuvare and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.