Anti-Mugabe Protest Pastor Evan Mawarire Detained Ahead of Shutdown in Zimbabwe

John Cassim reports on the arrest of #ThisFlag campaign activist Pastor Evan Mawarire Tuesday morning in Harare.

Pastor Evan Mawarire is the activist behind the #ThisFlag campaign in Zimbabwe, a movement that began in April when the 39-year-old Zimbabwean took to his Facebook page to voice his concerns in a video, captioned with the hashtag #ThisFlag, that's been viewed 150 000 times and counting. The hashtag #ThisFlag spread like wildfire and resulted in a complete shutdown last Wednesday across Zimbabwe's major cities. In the report below, Zimbabwean journalist John Cassim breaks down the facts surrounding Mawarire's arrest Tuesday morning in Harare.

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