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A Zimbabwe labour federation leader charged with subversion has appeared in court along with dozens of others as their lawyers accuse the government of systematically denying them justice.
Commuters are stranded in Zimbabwe's two main cities, as angry protesters reacting to the weekend more than doubling of fuel prices, burn tyres and use rocks to barricade roads.
Zimbabwe police arrested trade union leaders and scores of activists ahead of planned marches over the country's worsening economic crisis, lawyers have said.
Zimbabwe's largest trade union has called for national protests on Thursday as the country's economic crisis worsens, but police said they would halt any demonstrations in Harare due to a cholera outbreak.
Labour federation, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions is reportedly calling for nationwide protests, and the founder of the #Bringbackourgirls campaign is reportedly set to challenge Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's polls.
At least 13 people sustained gunshot wounds during protests against the shock price hike, according to a doctors' association.
The Zimbabwean government has reportedly deployed riot police in "hot spots" after the country’s largest labour union called for a national strike over a sharp rise in fuel prices.
Zimbabwean trade union leaders have reportedly been arrested ahead of planned nationwide protests against the continued deterioration of the southern African country's economy.
Zimbabwean opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has reportedly said that his party "will not stop people from exercising their constitutional rights to protest against the collapse of the economy".
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