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Arrests and empty streets in Zimbabwe as military enforces protest ban

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Hundreds of military troops and police clamped down on an anti-government protest this Friday in Zimbabwe's capital Harare. Scores were arrested at the demonstration, which was against corruption and economic hardship amid skyrocketing inflation. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's critics say his government is increasingly resorting to the authoritarian tactics of the Robert Mugabe era. We speak to our correspondent in Harare. 

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