Burkina opposition leader says army ‘with the people’ against Compaore

October 30, 2014 4:24 pm
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Protesters pose with a police shield outside parliament in Ouagadougou on October 30, 2014 as cars and documents burn nearby/AFP
Protesters pose with a police shield outside parliament in Ouagadougou on October 30, 2014 as cars and documents burn nearby/AFP

, OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 30 – An opposition leader in Burkina Faso said Thursday that the army was “with the people” against the regime of President Blaise Compaore after the country was gripped by a wave of unrest.

Benewende Sankara, a leading light in the opposition that is protesting against plans to allow Compaore to extend his 27 year rule, said he planned to meet retired general Kouame Lougue, a former defence minister and army chief, to discuss the crisis.

“The army is united with the people,” he said. “The opposition is demanding the resignation of President Blaise Compaore to enable calm to be restored.”

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