Thousands of Zimbabweans flood Harare's streets to celebrate imminent fall of Robert Mugabe [Photos]

Tens of thousands of Zimbabwe citizens flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe

FP Staff November 19, 2017 13:16:48 IST
Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37 years. AP
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Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37 years. AP
On the streets of the capital, Zimbabweans let their emotions run free as they spoke of political and economic change after two decades of repression and deepening hardship. AP
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On the streets of the capital, Zimbabweans let their emotions run free as they spoke of political and economic change after two decades of repression and deepening hardship. AP
Some held aloft placards reading "Mugabe must fall", “No to Mugabe dynasty” and pumping their fists in the air as a sign of freedom. AP
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Some held aloft placards reading "Mugabe must fall", “No to Mugabe dynasty” and pumping their fists in the air as a sign of freedom. AP
A happy protester pulls a face as he and others stand under a large national flag, at the demonstration of tens of thousands at Zimbabwe Grounds in Harare. AP
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A happy protester pulls a face as he and others stand under a large national flag, at the demonstration of tens of thousands at Zimbabwe Grounds in Harare. AP
An army soldier stands guard of the crowd. Mugabe, the only ruler Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain in 1980, has been holed up in his lavish ‘Blue Roof’ compound, from where he has watched support from his Zanu-PF party, the security services and the people evaporate in the wake of a military seizure of power on Wednesday. AP
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An army soldier stands guard of the crowd. Mugabe, the only ruler Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain in 1980, has been holed up in his lavish ‘Blue Roof’ compound, from where he has watched support from his Zanu-PF party, the security services and the people evaporate in the wake of a military seizure of power on Wednesday. AP