BUJUMBURA: Protesters demonstrated in Burundi for a second day on Monday after activists said at least five people were killed in unrest a day earlier sparked by the president’s plan to run for a third term, a move critics say violates the constitution.
“The fight continues,” protesters chanted in the Musaga district of the capital Bujumbura. A Reuters witness saw about 200 people demonstrating and said tyres were being burned.
Prominent activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa said at least five people were killed in the capital on Sunday – three of them in protests and two more in an attack by the ruling party’s youth wing. The police and officials had no immediate comment.