Al Jazeera: Zimbabwe shuts down in protest over 'economic collapse'
Zimbabweans carry out nationwide strike and protests in the capital against the economic conditions in the country.
Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and warning shots at demonstrators as a strike against the government's economic policies closed businesses and crippled public transport.
Wednesday's strike, named "stay-away day", followed days of unrest over the government's failure to pay civil servants' salaries, a currency shortage, import restrictions and police road blocks that were allegedly extorting cash from commercial drivers.
"This is a sign of economic collapse wich has left people with nothing more to sacrifice and nothing to lose," Dumisani Nkomo, spokesman for the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition campaign group, told the AFP news agency.
"We are heading towards a tipping point as a country, where citizens will express their pain by any means."
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More News On The Growing Unrest In Zimbabwe
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Strikes and Protests Bring Zimbabwe’s Capital to a Halt -- NYT
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Government workers strike in Zimbabwe over unpaid wages -- UPI
Zimbabwe shuts down in peaceful protest against corruption -- The Guardian/Reuters
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