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Zimbabwe union leaders arrested

Some 40 Zimbabwean union leaders and workers have been arrested, ahead of a planned protest march organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions. The ZCTU said they wanted to demonstrate against the high level of inflation, increasing cost of living and of transport costs in the country, which is going through an economic crisis. Heavily armed riot police started patrolling the streets of Harare from early in the morning. The ZCTU had urged members to leave work and join the protest, but before the demonstration was able to start, police arrested the leaders, members of the ZCTU General Council and the general secretaries of individual unions. Full Story

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