August 26, 2016 / 8:37 PM / a year ago

No 'Arab Spring' in Zimbabwe, Mugabe warns protesters

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe warned protesters on Friday that there would be no “Arab Spring” in Zimbabwe after anti-government demonstrations descended it to some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (L) and his wife Grace look on during the Defence Force's 36th Anniversary celebrations in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwean police fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition leaders and hundreds of demonstrators at a protest against Mugabe and the ruling ZANU-PF in the capital Harare on Friday.

Reporting by Macdonald Dzirutwe; Writing by Joe Brock

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