Monday, June 23, 2008

Zimbabwe is Spinning Out of Control

BREAKING NEWS: This is a stunning photograph out of Zimbabwe, as news comes in that the leader of the opposition party has sought refuge at the Dutch embassy:

Some thousands of ruling party Zanu PF militia, some of them armed with sticks and stones, occupy the venue of the proposed Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) rally in Harare, Sunday, June, 22, 2008. The main opposition party was given approval by the courts to hold a rally ahead of a run off election set for June 27, but some thousands of ruling party militants blockaded the site of the opposition's main pre-election rally Sunday in yet another show of the intimidation that has characterized President Robert Mugabe's campaign.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

I find it amazing that you still see people settling their differences with sticks and stones--just amazing. What, if anything, the international community does to help the the people of Zimbabwe who oppose the regime is coming too little, too late.
The Dutch Foreign Ministry said that Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has sought refuge in the Dutch embassy in Harare.

Dutch television reported that Tsvangirai entered the embassy shortly after a police raid Monday on his party's headquarters.


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