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Violence erupts in Zimbabwe after anti-Mugabe rally

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olence erupts in Zimbabwe, an anti government protest. Police firing tear gas at opposition leaders,and hundreds of demonstrators in the capital. Descending into one of the worse outbreaks of violence in two decades. Clash is spreading through the streets of Harare. Riot police fighting running battles with protesters who hurled rocks at officers.
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Set tires alight, and burned a popular market to the ground. The protestors are angry at voting systems they say benefit President Robert Mugabe. They believe the electoral commission is biased in favor of the ruling ZANU–PF and is run by security agencies loyal to the president. Something the commission denies.
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Mugabe's opponent's also emboldened by rising public anger over cash shortages and high unemployment. 92-year-old Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. His opponents want the next general election in 2018 to be supervised by international observers, including the United Nations.