Thousands March in Guinea to Oppose President’s Bid for Third Term

HeadlineOct 25, 2019

In Guinea, tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of the capital Conakry and other cities around the West African nation Thursday, opposing a proposed constitutional change that would let President Alpha Condé run for a third term in office. The protests were heavily policed but peaceful — unlike smaller demonstrations last week that saw police open fire with live rounds, killing at least nine people and sending scores to hospitals. After those protests, authorities sentenced a dozen opposition politicians and civil society leaders to jail terms of up to one year.

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