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New video shows Burundi police firing on protesters

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 00:39

New video shows Burundi police in Bujumbura fire shots towards lines of protesters Monday as they demonstrated against the decision by President Pierre Nkurunziza's to seek a third term in office. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) New video shows Burundi police firing on protesters during the ongoing protests against the president's decision to seek a third-term. The video was filmed on Monday, a day before the country's constitutional court cleared the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to launch his bid, which he declared in April. The opposition says Nkurunziza's plan to stand in a June election violates the constitution and a peace deal that ended a 1993-2005 war between the Hutu majority and the Tutsi minority. More than a week of protests have plunged the African nation into its worst crisis since that conflict. Civil society groups say a dozen people have been killed, while more than 30,000 have fled to neighbouring states fearing more ethnic violence.

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New video shows Burundi police firing on protesters

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 00:39