Watch: Police scuffle with Zimbabwean opposition MPs

Zimbabwe opposition MPs removed from parliament after refusing to stand when president entered Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Harare, Zimbabwe Nov 23, 2018, 11.01 AM (IST)

Zimbabwe police and parliament security ejected opposition legislators from parliament on Thursday after they refused to stand when president Emmerson Mnangagwa entered Parliament.

The scuffles between opposition lawmakers and police started ahead of the budget speech, when the parliament speaker ordered police to remove members.

A video posted on social media by Open Parly ZW group shows police scuffling with lawmakers.

In September, opposition lawmakers walked out of Mnangagwa's state of the nation address to parliament, signalling their lingering bitterness after losing a disputed presidential and parliamentary election.