Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate hit a record 1204.6% this month. Instead of saving dollars, the value of which halves every month or so, or putting money in banks, which pay 5-10% interest (!), Zimbabweans are saving any extra money (although with 80% unemployment, there isn't much extra money) by buying up maize meal when it is available.
To protest the unimaginable conditions there, unions and student groups organized marches around the country. Reports are coming out that the police beat and terrorized protesters and marches and refused medical treatment to those they injured.