Crowd storms signing hall

HARARE - Thousands of supporters of Zimbabwe's rival political parties broke through a fence and were trying to break into the hall yesterday where their leaders had just signed a power-sharing deal.

HARARE - Thousands of supporters of Zimbabwe's rival political parties broke through a fence and were trying to break into the hall yesterday where their leaders had just signed a power-sharing deal.

Police were trying to keep out several thousand people who were pressing against the gate and fence as the ceremony ended.

They fired warning shots and used riot dogs but they could not stop the crowd.

The political rivals were also throwing stones at each other. - Sapa-AP

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