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Zimbabwe charges anti-Mugabe pastor

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>> Zimbabwe's riot police taking no chances, turning out in force outside the court in Harare that charged Pastor Evan Mawarire on Wednesday with trying to overthrow the government.>> You are watching this video because I've either been arrested or I've been abducted.>> Since April, Mawarire's social media videos have sparked rare protests against President Robert Mugabe.
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Speaking before his arrest, he urges followers to go on without him, his #ThisFlag campaign playing to patriotic feeling.>> Remember this flag, it's our flag.>> On the court steps, they've taken him at his word, hundreds of supporters protesting peacefully. The rebel Pastor tapped into public anger at corruption and economic problems.
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>> The economy is not working, there are no jobs.>> More protests are planned for Thursday but Mawarire’s arrest adding to a litany of woes.>> He was in our view illegally, and completely unjustly arrested, it is part of the State's attempt to crack down on>> Last week, Mawarire followers staged the biggest anti-Mugabe protest in a decade, his movement shows no sign of falling silent.