Zimbabwean authorities forced presidential challenger Morgan Tsvangirai to stop campaigning (Friday), detaining him for the second time this week.
Officials from the Movement for Democratic Change party say Mr. Tsvangirai was stopped twice at roadblocks today near Zimbabwe's "second city" of Bulawayo. The second time, he was taken to a police station (in the village of Esigodini) and questioned before being released.
Party officials say security forces have told them not to hold any more rallies, though it was not clear if the order signaled a nationwide ban on the MDC campaigning. There was no immediate comment from Zimbabwean authorities. Police also detained Mr. Tsvangirai for several hours on Wednesday. The MDC says supporters of President Robert Mugabe are trying to intimidate the party ahead of the June 27th presidential run-off.