Zimbabwe Opposition leader says he will pull out of election

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said he is pulling out of Friday's presidential runoff election against President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe because of mounting violence and intimidation against his party. Tsvangirai, head of the Movement for Democratic Change, announced his decision at a news conference in Zimbabwe's capital on Sunday after thousands of ruling party militants blockaded the site of the opposition party's main campaign rally. The party said that police in full riot gear and soldiers have taken over the site of the rally.