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Zimbabwe: police break up prayer meeting

 Armed riot police used shotguns and teargas to shut down a prayer meeting in Harare yesterday. One man is reported to have been killed. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is among dozens who were arrested by police. Organisers of the prayer meeting, sponsored by a coalition of opposition, church and civic groups, decided to go ahead with the rally despite police warnings on Saturday that it would not be permitted. *In London on Saturday, more than a thousand campaigners gathered for a rally in support of human rights in Zimbabwe. Organised by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA), the rally brought together Zimbabweans living in the UK, justice and peace groups and human rights campaigners. Labour MP Kate Hoey, the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Zimbabwe, was one of the speakers. Source: ZW News