Six MDC members arrested, 10 injured in Harare protests
A party vehicle was burnt overnight in apparent retaliation for the MDC organising the march on Wednesday.
HARARE - At least six opposition supporters are now known to have been arrested and another 10 injured after riot police broke up a protest march on Wednesday.
MDC Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora says his party believes state agents were behind this arson attack.
He says the vehicle belonged to the MDC Youth Assembly, which organised the march in Harare on Wednesday to press for reforms ahead of next year’s elections.
The march was broken up by riot police using tear gas and water cannons.
Mwonzora says at least six supporters were arrested and another 10 people needed treatment after they were beaten by police armed with baton sticks.
In a statement, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association is warning of more political conflict if electoral reforms aren’t addressed.