Friday, May 15, 2015

Burundi: Group calls for more protests after failed coup

Burundian civil society groups on Friday called for renewed street protests against the third term bid by the president after a coup bid against him failed.

"In principle, civil society is against coups, but we note that Burundians welcomed with great joy the attempted coup, which shows that the Burundian people today needs change," civil society leader Vital Nshimirimana told AFP.

"We stopped the protests against the third term because there was shooting with heavy weapons on the streets of Bujumbura, now we call on Burundians to again mobilise and to resume the demonstrations."

The parliamentary and presidential poll is scheduled for May 26 and June 26 respectively.


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