Zimbabweans Gather in Nation’s Capital to March Against President Robert Mugabe

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Harare to demand his departure after nearly four decades in power.

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 In a euphoric gathering that just days ago would have drawn a police crackdown, crowds marched through Zimbabwe’s capital on Saturday to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa’s last remaining liberation leaders, after nearly four decades in power. Zimbabweans giddy with joy raced through intersections, raising their arms in triumph. Young men shouted, laughed and embraced. Others danced on top of moving buses. One man stripped to his underwear and danced…

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