February 19, 2007

OUTLASTING ANOTHER?:

Mugabe bans rallies as unrest spirals (Peta Thornycroft, 19/02/2007, Daily Telegraph)

President Robert Mugabe's regime tried to suppress rising discontent across Zimbabwe yesterday by banning all opposition political gatherings.

Heavily armed riot police enforced this edict by preventing one rally from taking place in the capital, Harare, and breaking up another in Bulawayo on Saturday.

Although the law had previously forced the opposition to seek police permission for any gathering, an outright ban has never been imposed before.


It's one thing for the British Left to claim they bear no responsibility for the plight of the Iraqi people, but how do they dodge it for places like Zimbabwe?

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 19, 2007 9:07 AM
Comments

They meant well. That has always absolved the Left from responsibility for the disasters they create. At least in their own minds.

Posted by: jeff at February 19, 2007 9:30 AM

Their heart was in the right place.

Posted by: Dave W at February 19, 2007 10:18 AM

Welcome to Version (ℵ0+1) of Socialist Utopia - same as the last version.

Posted by: jd watson at February 19, 2007 1:58 PM
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