US urges Zimbabwe security forces to show 'restraint'
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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
"Zimbabwe has an historic opportunity to move the country towards a
brighter future for all citizens. Violence cannot be part of that
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.