On 29 July 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Harare issued a Demonstration Alert that reads in part as follows:
“Location: Harare and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods:
- Harare Central Business District (CBD)
- Bulawayo Central Business District (CBD)
“Event: Local political figures have called for a potentially large protest against the Zimbabwean government and corruption on July 31 while others have called for counter-protests. There is a real possibility for clashes between the opposing groups of protesters and security forces. ·
“Past demonstrations have been met with aggressive tactics by police to suppress protests. Crackdowns by security forces in high density areas leading up to and immediately following civil disturbances and internet/social media interruptions are possible.”
The full text of the alert is available here.