Military tanks patrol in Harare following demonstrations by opposition party supporters in the capital, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Military tanks patrol in Harare following demonstrations by opposition party supporters in the capital, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

US urges Zimbabwe security forces to show 'restraint'

By Time of article published Aug 1, 2018

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Harare - The US Embassy in Harare said it was "deeply

concerned" by the violence that erupted in Zimbabwe's capital as the

country awaits final results in a disputed election.

"We urge leaders of all parties to call for calm from members of

their respective parties. We further urge the Defense Forces of

Zimbabwe to use restraint in dispersing protesters," an embassy

statement said.

"Zimbabwe has an historic opportunity to move the country towards a

brighter future for all citizens. Violence cannot be part of that

process."

Violence broke out on the streets of Harare on Wednesday as security

forces fired live rounds at opposition supporters protesting election

results that they say were rigged. 

An opposition official told dpa

three people died.

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