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Burundi protests: the latest in pictures

By Vision Reporter

Added 30th April 2015 10:33 AM

Latest pictures of the protests taking place in neighbouring Burundi against the president''s third term bid.

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Latest pictures of the protests taking place in neighbouring Burundi against the president''s third term bid.


Protest-hit Burundi on Wednesday
took the controversial question of President Pierre Nkurunziza's third term bid to the constitutional court but opposition supporters dismissed the move and said demonstrations would go on. At least five people have died since unrest broke out at the weekend.

 


The man at the heart of the controversy, President Pierre Nkurunziza, who is seeking a third term at the helm

 


Burundian soldiers control protesters facing riot police seated in a pickup truck in Musaga

 

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Burundian riot police use their shields to block stones being pelted by protesters

 


Burundian shopkeeper Everest Chiza sells his goods from behind a locked gate for fear of looting by demonstrators

 


Local riot police drive past the offices of Burundi's main independent radio station African Public Radio (RPA) in Bujumbura. Burundi cut mobile access to several social networks and messaging applications, a telecoms official said.

 


Burundian youth face police officers during the protests

 


Burundian riot police detain a demonstrator. At least five people have died since clashes broke out on April 26

 

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Burundian youth take to the streets as they demostrate in Musaga

 


 

 


The clashes broke out after the ruling CNDD-FDD party, which has been accused of intimidating opponents, designated President Pierre Nkurunziza its candidate in the June 26 presidential election

 


During the clashes, Burundian riot police detained some demonstrators

 


 

 


 

 


Burundian soldiers walk near a burning barricade erected by protesters

 


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Burundi protests: the latest in pictures

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