Burundi protests: the latest in pictures

By Vision Reporter

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

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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


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


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







Burundi protests: the latest in pictures