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The army and police have clashed with supporters of Zimbabwe's opposition MDC Alliance who took to the streets amid allegations that the ruling Zanu-PF party rigged Monday's presidential and parliamentary vote.

On Wednesday, parliamentary results indicated that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu-PF was heading for a big majority, while the presidential result still remained to be declared.

The MDC Alliance says its presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa, won Monday's election.

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Local residents dispersed as opposition MDC supporters started fires in the streets of Zimbabwe's capital Harare.

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Riot police used water cannon and tear gas to control chaotic scenes as crowds burned tyres and pelted police vans with stones.

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Police with shields and batons initially contained the protesters but as the situation turned violent they began chasing people through the streets.

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Truckloads of anti-riot officers were called in to help clear the streets as tensions escalated.

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