Thousands of exasperated Zimbabweans gathered Thursday for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.”

Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is under growing pressure one year after taking office following the removal of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. Tensions remain high after July’s disputed election that Mnangagwa narrowly won.

A protestor holds an empty fuel jerry can signifying the fuel shortages during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
A protestor holds an empty fuel jerry can signifying the fuel shortages during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe’s government is struggling to even arrange a reliable currency as many citizens in the southern African nation say they’ve seen no progress on promises of “jobs, job, jobs.”

Zimbabwean police monitor protestors take part in a demonstration,  in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
Zimbabwean police monitor protestors take part in a demonstration, in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

The protest played out peacefully under heavy security in the capital, Harare, with opposition supporters singing anti-government songs.

Zimbabwean police monitor protestors take part in a demonstration,  in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
Zimbabwean police monitor protestors take part in a demonstration, in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa this week said he is ready for dialogue with Mnangagwa, a longtime Mugabe enforcer. The ruling party says Chamisa, who unsuccessfully challenged the election results in court and claimed victory, should accept Mnangagwa’s win before talks can commence.

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa greets the crowd during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa greets the crowd during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwean police keep a close eye on protestors during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov., 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
Zimbabwean police keep a close eye on protestors during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov., 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
A protestors holds up a cross during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
A protestors holds up a cross during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Associated Press photographer Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi in Harare contributed.

A protestor holds up a poster asking questions about a Aug. 1 shootings which left 6 people dead during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
A protestor holds up a poster asking questions about a Aug. 1 shootings which left 6 people dead during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa addresses the crowd during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa addresses the crowd during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa addresses the crowd during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa addresses the crowd during a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government's
Protestors take part in a demonstration in Harare, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Zimbabweans are gathering for a nationwide protest over the country’s economic collapse and what the opposition calls the new government’s “cocktail of lies.” (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Source: The Associated Press

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