Planned Strike in Zimbabwe Fails After Protest Leader Arrested

  • Schools, businesses open normally as police patrol capital
  • Preacher behind strike call remains in police custody

Cleric Evan Mawarire.

Photographer: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP via Getty Images

A planned two-day strike in Zimbabwe failed to start Wednesday when schools and businesses opened normally and police deployed throughout the capital, a day after a key protest organizer was arrested and charged with inciting violence.

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