Zimbabweans took to the streets of Harare on Saturday to demand the resignation of Robert Mugabe four days after a military takeover in the southern African nation.
The military intervened Wednesday, setting off a chain of events that plunged the nation Mugabe has led for 37 years into political uncertainty.
Crowds gathered in Harare for the rally, with some raising fists in celebration and cars flashing their lights in support. Others held signs that read “Thank You, ZDF,” a reference to the nation’s defense forces behind the military intervention.
“This is what we want as Zimbabwe – Mugabe out!” a sign at the rally read.
Others wore clothes plastered with Zimbabwean flags while some sang and danced on the streets.
Mugabe has refused demands to leave office, prompting senior officials in the ruling party to call for his expulsion from the organization, along with his wife, Grace, who was the women’s league secretary, according to state media.
As questions remain on who is in charge of the nation, Mugabe emerged from house arrest Friday to attend a university graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare.