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Zimbabwean military deploys to areas hit by fuel protests

Protesters gather on a street during a demonstration over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has more than doubled the price of gasoline, hoping the increase will end severe shortages that are fueling public anger even as he departs on a foreign trip to Russia and other countries in search of investment. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean soldiers have deployed to some areas of the capital where police are clashing with protesters over fuel hikes.
An Associated Press journalist on Monday saw three military trucks with soldiers headed for Chitungwiza, a large suburb southeast of Harare, the capital.
Clashes between police and protesters have occurred in Chitungwiza.
Police in several suburbs of Harare have fired tear gas to disperse angry demonstrators who burned tires and threw stones to protest fuel price hikes.
Protesters were undeterred, blocking some roads in Harare after the government’s weekend decision to more than double the price of gasoline.