HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Gunfire has broken out in downtown Harare when rampaging, unpaid soldiers attacked money changers and clashed with police.
Associated Press reporters have seen running skirmishes between unarmed soldiers and police wielding guns and riot sticks.
Monday's violence is the second time in a week that soldiers have attacked money changers and stolen their cash in frustration after they have been unable to get their wages at banks.
Hundreds of people are gathering. Some are lobbing stones and others are cheering on the police.
People can only draw small amounts of money from banks every day because of a cash shortage. Often this is not enough buy a loaf of bread.
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