In Zimbabwe anti-government sentiment has been on the rise, with the economy in freefall and a growing food crisis.
Protests are currently banned by coronavirus lockdown rules, to limit the spread of Covid-19, so with demonstrations planned for today the President’s security services were out in force.
Their presence was enough to keep many off the streets, but there were still those who put on a show of defiance and ignored those warnings.
But videos shared on social media appeared to show a soldier beating a citizen in the run up to the day of action.
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