Demonstrations over the fuel price hike which occurred across the city of Harare, Zimbabwe, resulted in a phone network collapse. On Tuesday, most mobile and internet services appear to be unavailable for users from country’s capital as well as from the second largest city, Bulawayo.
An anonymous mobile service’s employee in an interview to AFP claimed that one of the telecoms was even “jammed”. However, he did not point the organizers of this crime.
On Monday, riot police fired tear gas to disperse protestants, who were disgruntled after recent government decisions such as doubling the price of fuel. Angry people blocked main rods to the city’s center, hundreds of residents burnt tyres and looted several buildings.
As for now most shops in Harare remain closed. Police squads are patrolling areas urging people to go back home.