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Can protests lead to political change in Zimbabwe?

Protests are becoming common in Zimbabwe. Once known as Africa’s breadbasket, the country's economy is struggling with no money to pay salaries. Protesters are now using hastags to demand for a change of leadership.

In the early 80’s, Zimbabwe was a land of abundance and harvest. But now it has become a country of general discontent because of bad leadership and widespread human rights abuses. The people are now rising up and demanding for change. Protests have become common, from delayed salaries to police harassment. But with a broken economy, it’s unlikely that things will get better soon. Demonstrators are now using hashtags(#) to send out their message.