'You cannot shoot a hashtag'

26 July 2016 - 11:28 By Aron Hyman

The Zimbabwean pro-democracy movement #ThisFlag recently released a new video criticising the government's crackdown on free media.The video has already been viewed 71000 times on Facebook."The weapons of old will not work now because you cannot shoot a hashtag," the narrator warns in the video.Previous #ThisFlag videos featured Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire, the man who accidentally sparked the movement, filming himself while speaking about the dire situation in Zimbabwe.The new video - #ThisFlag; Zanu Pf the kids are watching you - was uploaded on YouTube on Sunday and is a more sophisticated production.The video has received a massive reaction online, with thousands of Facebook users from around the world leaving comments in support of the movement.Although Mawarire was briefly detained by police, following a public call for civil disobedience, Zimbabweans the world over have changed their Facebook statuses to pictures of themselves draped in the Zimbabwean flag.

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