Zimbabwe protest leader calls for more strikes

Harare—The Zimbabwean pastor who has emerged as leader of a new protest movement against President Robert Mugabe’s authoritarian government called on Thursday for further strikes and shutdowns.
“Tell everyone that you know… tell them that the pastor said we carry on with our ‘stay-away’ and shutdown,” Evan Mawarire said in a Facebook video, the day after a court threw out a case against him of attempting to overthrow the government. Mawarire, who started the popular ThisFlag internet protest campaign, was one of the organisers of a day-long nationwide strike last week that closed offices, shops and schools.—APP

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