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The Guardian: Burundi protests rage as regional leaders prepare to meet

Leaders of East African Community to hold emergency summit after more than 20 people killed in two weeks of protests

Police opened fire on protesters in Burundi where the president, Pierre Nkurunziza, is defying international pressure to end his bid for a third term.

One protester died in the clashes with police in the capital, Bujumbura, and two others were reported killed overnight in a grenade explosion. In two weeks of anti-government demonstrations, more than 20 people have been killed.

Leaders of the five-nation East African Community – made up of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda as well as Burundi – are due to hold an emergency meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Wednesday.

More News On The Crisis In Burundi

Police fire towards protesters during clashes in Burundi's capital -- Reuters
Youth militia ratchet up intimidation in Burundi as violence continues -- Newsweek
Shots fired amid Burundi street protests -- Aljazeera
Policewoman is STONED by mob after 'shooting protester' in Burundi riots over president's controversial bid for third term -- Daily Mail
Growing tension in Burundi over president’s bid for third term -- Euronews
Another protestor dies as Burundi president refuses to delay poll -- AFP
1 More Killed in Burundi Before Regional Meeting on Violence -- NYT/AP
Burundi refugees flee attacks by ruling party's 'Watchmen' -- AFP
EU suspends €2m aid to Burundi amid violent crackdown on political protests -- The Guardian
Burundi on the brink -- The Independent
The Burundi crisis that could become a civil war, explained -- VOX

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