Voice of America: Protests Resume in Burundi Capital After Failed Coup

BUJUMBURA - Protesters took to the streets of the capital in Burundi Monday for the first time since a failed coup attempt against the president last week. Military forces took a stronger, leading role in keeping a damper on demonstrations against the government.

Gathering in the same quarters of the city where they demonstrated for the past four weeks, protesters said President Pierre Nkurunziza's plan to run again violates the law.

In past protests, demonstrators threw stones at the police from behind makeshift barricades in the streets. Police officers responded with tear gas and live gunfire.

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Protesters Brave Threats to Return Burundi's Streets Following Failed Coup Against President -- VICE News
Burundi president fires defence chief after coup attempt -- Reuters
Burundi's president dismisses key ministers -- Al Jazeera
Burundi's President Nkurunziza purges cabinet after coup attempt -- The Guardian
Burundi's Nkurunziza warns of al-Shabab after coup fails -- BBC
Post-coup political infighting surfaces in Burundi -- Deutsche Welle
Burundi Military Takes Larger Role in Protest Crackdown -- WSJ
Burundi: 100,000 flee violence after attempted coup -- IBTimes
Burundi unrest leaves 50,000 refugees facing dire conditions in Tanzania -- The Guardian
US helps evacuate foreigners from Burundi -- Deutsche Welle

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