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A rare strike in Zimbabwe shakes the government of 92-year-old Robert Mugabe

A rare strike in Zimbabwe shakes the government of 92-year-old Robert Mugabe

It began on YouTube in April with one man’s frustrated lament for Zimbabwe. Wrapped in the national flag, railing against the country’s problems, Pastor Evan Mawarire broke a spell that had kept Zimbabweans silent for years, too fearful to protest their anger over government failures and abuses.

On social media, his hashtag #ThisFlag has become a rallying point for citizens angry over the economic and political crisis gripping their country and dire shortages of food and currency.

The hashtag was used to organize a general strike Wednesday as workers in the private sector and many civil...

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