Thousands of people are marching across Zimbabwe in government-organised protests against US and EU sanctions.
The demonstrators say the sanctions have ruined the Zimbabwean economy.
But the US and EU argue they have been imposed on individuals and companies and have no impact on the economy.
The government has made the day a public holiday, provided buses for marches and President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to give an address at the National Sports Stadium.
Critics say the government is trying to deflect anger about the worsening economic crisis which has seen increasing inflation and people’s incomes falling.