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ZIMBABWEANS concerned about the worsening economic situation in the country staged protests around the world at the weekend in solidarity with the #ThisFlag campaign pro-democracy fronted by Harare-based cleric Pastor Evan Mawarire.

Anger against President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party spiked after Mawarire was arrested and charged with attempting to overthrow the government only for the case to thrown out by a Harare magistrate.

After his release from custody, the increasingly influential cleric then left the country for South Africa but insisted he would return to Zimbabwe to be with his family.

Prior to Mawarire's arrest, demonstrations had rocked Beitbridge Border Post and parts of Harare leading to a successful 'shutdown of the country' after civil servants went on strike, protesting the government's failure to pay salaries on time.

Sporadic demonstrations continued in the country in towns such as Bulawayo and Kwekwe but outside Zimbabwe exiles also gathered to express their solidarity with the protests in Australia, the United Kingdom and in the United States.

Source: New Zimbabwe.