Second day of protests in Burundi against president, activists say 5 dead
A riot police officer sprays teargas on protesters in Bujumbura - REUTERS

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.

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