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Several shot in Burundi protests, say witnesses

Protestors run across a fire towards police lines in the Musaga neighbourhood of Bujumbura, on May 4, 2015/AFP

Protestors run across a fire towards police lines in the Musaga neighbourhood of Bujumbura, on May 4, 2015/AFP

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, May 4 – Several protesters in Burundi were shot and wounded Monday in violent clashes with police during demonstrations against a bid by President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his rule, witnesses said.

Police shot at the demonstrators in a bid to disperse them, with witnesses reporting several injured in the capital Bujumbura.

An AFP journalist saw three people with bullet wounds.

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