Saturday, May 28, 2005

Raid leaves thousands homeless.


Harare - Police set fire to shacks in townships and squatter camps around Zimbabwe overnight, leaving thousands of poor people homeless on Friday in what the government calls a campaign to clean up cities.

Residents of other townships rioted on Thursday night when police moved in after dark and began burning their homes.

All the demolished shacks were in areas that voted for the opposition, Movement for Democratic Change party, in March 31 parliamentary elections......

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