No 'Arab Spring' in Zimbabwe, Mugabe warns protesters

August 26, 2016 4:35 PM EDT

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (L) and his wife Grace look on during the Defence Force's 36th Anniversary celebrations in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo


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HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe warned protesters on Friday that there would be no "Arab Spring" in Zimbabwe after anti-government demonstrations descended it to some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades.

Zimbabwean police fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition leaders and hundreds of demonstrators at a protest against Mugabe and the ruling ZANU-PF in the capital Harare on Friday.

(Reporting by Macdonald Dzirutwe; Writing by Joe Brock)



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