Zimbabwe police raid opposition offices at hotel, remove journalists

Police have raided opposition offices at a Harare hotel in what a top opposition official is calling the start of a "crackdown." Earlier, security agents and paramilitary police in riot gear surrounded the Harare hotel housing foreign journalists. A man answering the phone at the hotel said they were taking away some reporters. The man refused to give his name but said about 30 police entered the hotel Thursday and were preparing to take away four or five journalists. Foreign journalists have been in Zimbabwe to cover last weekend's elections.