Zimbabwean security officials on Friday shut down the offices of the Combined Harare Residents Association, sources in the civic organization said. 

CHRA spokesman Precious Shumba said dozens of plain-clothes police surrounded the group?s offices in downtown Harare. The group staged a demonstration Tuesday at the offices of the non-elected commission that governs Harare, and he said since then members have been receiving threatening phone calls and visits from police.

Shumba told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that security officials warned of further trouble if civic activists continued their activities.

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