(FILES) This file photo taken on July 06, 2016 shows a protester shouting anti-Mugabe slogans in front of burning tyres during a demonstration on July 6 2016, in Makokoba, Bulawayo Zimbabwe. / AFP / -
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Zimbabwe Sunday accused the U.S. and French embassies of backing street protests and a national work boycott which closed businesses and paralyzed the public transport system last week.The strike action was the latest in a series of protests over growing economic hardship blamed on the policies of 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe, who has been in power for 36 years.Delahousse denied ever meeting Mawarire and dismissed as "ridiculous" claims he backed the protests.The job stayaway called by civic groups last Wednesday was well supported across the country after news of the plan spread on social media and organizers have vowed to press on with more protests in the coming weeks.
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