Zimbabwe in ‘total internet shutdown’ amid violent crackdown

  • A man stands in a shop after failing to find bread as Zimbabweans shopped for various goods, in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Zimbabwe on Friday faced a “total internet shut down “, a media group said, after a days long violent crack down on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

  • Pastor and activist Evan Mawarire right, arrives at the magistrates courts handcuffed in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. A prominent pastor and activist who faces a possible 20 years in prison on a subversion charge arrived at court, one of more than 600 people arrested this week. Mawarire has called it “heartbreaking” to see the new government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa acting like that of former leader Robert Mugabe. Mawarire is accused of inciting civil disobedience online. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

  • In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 photo, an injured man is helped at a private hospital after an alleged assault by a group of uniformed soldiers in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe on Friday faced a “total internet shutdown,” a media group said, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase. Badly injured people streamed into a hospital in the capital after alleged assaults by security forces. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe on Friday faced a “total internet shutdown,” a media group said, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase. Badly injured people streamed into a hospital in the capital after alleged assaults by security forces.

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