HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's state prosecutor on Wednesday charged pastor Evan Mawarire with attempting to overthrow the state via his Internet video campaign that inspired rare protests this month against President Robert Mugabe.

Mawarire appeared in a Harare court after spending the night in police cells while officers searched his house, church and office in the capital following several days of protests last week.

(Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Ed Cropley)