August 1, 2018 / 1:45 PM / 4 months ago

Automatic gunfire heard on streets of Harare after election protests

Supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) of Nelson Chamisa burn an election banner with the face of Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

HARARE (Reuters) - Automatic gunfire was heard on the streets of the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Wednesday, after opposition supporters clashed with police, two Reuters witnesses said.

An army helicopter was also seen flying in the skies above Harare, the witnesses said.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by James Macharia

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