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Protest organizer Den Moyo said that only a “truly free and fair election will deliver the country from dictatorship.”

Saturday’s demonstration at the South African Embassy in Washington is intended to persuade that country’s government to put pressure on Harare, he said.

Zimbabwe is land-locked and most of its fuel, electricity and other imports come through South Africa,” Mr. Moyo said. “It is no good talking about succession in a party that has almost no support on the ground and many of whose leaders would end up on trial for crimes against humanity if they lost power.”