Zimbabwe police beat up about 20 people protesting today over their inability to get their money out of banks as the authorities prepared to issue the first 100-million-dollar notes.
The 100,000 banknote is worth only one US dollar on the widely-used parallel black market and is only half the amount needed to buy a loaf of bread. In November 2003, inflation was 619.50 percent but as of July 2008, annual inflation hit 213 million percent.
Am I reading this right!!????!!