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Response to Civil Unrest Provoked by Fuel Shortages and Price Hikes

Harare, January 17, 2019– The U.S. Embassy is concerned about reports of violence in Zimbabwe and urges all parties to exercise restraint and to make every effort to find a peaceful solution.  We condemn any disproportionate use of force and call on Zimbabwe’s security forces to respond to civil unrest professionally and with respect for ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

Security Alert: Continued street blockades and military checkpoints, government disruption of internet, reports of abuse and violence across Zimbabwe by security agents and political party supporters. Location: Across Zimbabwe Event:  In response to protests over fuel shortages and price hikes, police dispersed tear gas against protesters in Bulawayo, Harare, and Mutare on January 14.   On ...
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Security Alert: Continued street blockades & military checkpoints, disruption of social media sites, reports of police abuse and violence

January 15, 2019 Location: Across Zimbabwe Event: In response to protests over fuel shortages and price hikes, police dispersed tear gas against protesters in Bulawayo, Harare, and Mutare on January 14.   On January 15, the Embassy received reports of clashes between security forces and residents in satellite neighborhoods in Harare and Bulawayo.  The Zimbabwe Association ...
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Security Alert: Widespread Disruption, Street Blockades, and Violent Protests in response to Fuel Shortages and a Fuel Price Hike

Location: Harare, outlying areas of Harare, and Bulawayo Event: There have been widespread tensions, sometimes including violent protests, countrywide — including in Harare’s Central Business District, Epworth, Chitungwiza, and downtown Bulawayo. The Embassy recommends that you exercise caution in these areas and monitor local media for updates. Additionally, there are reports of fights breaking out ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe (January 14, 2019) Location: Harare, outlying areas of Harare, and Bulawayo Event: There have been widespread tensions, sometimes including violent protests, countrywide — including in Harare’s Central Business District, Epworth, Chitungwiza, and downtown Bulawayo. The Embassy recommends that you exercise caution in these areas and monitor local media for ...
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