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Deadly Burundi protests: In pictures

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th April 2015 03:10 PM

Two protesters were shot dead on Sunday in clashes with police in Burundi's capital of Bujumbura.

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Two protesters were shot dead on Sunday in clashes with police in Burundi's capital of Bujumbura.


Two protesters were shot dead on April 26 in clashes with police in Burundi's capital of Bujumbura, a day after the ruling CNDD-FDD party, which has been accused of intimidating opponents, designated President Pierre Nkurunziza as its candidate for the June 26 presidential elections.

 


Police attempt to clear a blockade during clashes with protesters in Cibitoke, a district of Bujumbura, on Sunday, as protests escalated over a bid by the president to seek a third term.

 


Burundi President Pierre Nkurunzinza (2nd L) looks on during a party congress after his nomination as candidate for the next presidential election on April 25 in Bujumbura. Burundi's president has been declared on April 25 as candidate for a controversial third term in office, his ruling party announced, despite mounting protests over a move that the opposition says is unconstitutional. 

 

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Protesters walk next to a burning barricade during clashes with police in Cibitoke, a district of Bujumbura

 


Protesters throw rocks during clashes with police in Cibitoke

 


Protesters face policemen (unseen) during clashes in Bujumbura

 

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Here, policemen clash with protesters

 


Crowds of Burundi's ruling party members gather outside the headquarters

 

Burundi's security forces form a cordon to contain crowds of members of the ruling party April 25, 2015 on the day of  the ruling party's congress at which President, Pierre Nkurunzinza  was nominated for presidency at the capital Bujumbura

 

Policemen detain a protester during clashes in Cibitoke

 

Protesters burn a tree branch within clashes with police in Bujumbura

 

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trueBurundi's Minister of Home Affairs, Edouard Nduwimana leaves the premises of the popular private radio Radio Publique Africaine (RPA, African Public Radio), nicknamed "Radio of the voiceless", in Bujumbura.

 

 


 

 

Deadly Burundi protests: In pictures

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