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Authorities Jail 300 in Attempt to Break Strike

June 05, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Zimbabwean authorities attempted to break a three-day nationwide strike by arresting 300 people, including opposition lawmakers, and a rights group said police raided a hospital emergency room and took away people they had beaten earlier.

The opposition Movement for Democratic Change hopes to force President Robert Mugabe to quit.

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