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Beitbridge aftermath, police force residents to clean-up streets

by Ndou Paul
02 Jul 2016 at 08:44hrs | Views
RIOT police today reportedly forced innocent residents from the troubled Beitbridge border town to clean up a trail of debris left by angry demonstrators on Friday(yesterday).

The protests, which had not been authorised by the police, left Beitbridge streets barricaded with stones and burning tyres.

Sources told Bulawayo24 today (Saturday) that police had coerced residents and some travellers to clean up the mess.

"It's calm today," a source who chose not to be named said.

 "But heavily armed  police and soldiers forced residents to join the police clean up of litter."

This followed the deployment of army helicopters and canons to calm angry protesters at the border.

Streets in Dulivhadzimu suburb, the main residential area and all roads leading to the border post were on Friday barricaded with stones and burning tyres following a calculated protests by travellers and residents on the recent Zimra  imports policy.

Source - Byo24News