At Least Three Killed in Guinea Protests: Opposition

opposition parties said on Wednesday that At least three people were killed and 50 wounded during two days of violent protests this week in Guinea's capital Conakry, blaming police "repression" for the deaths. However, the government denied security forces had shot at the protesters during the demonstrations, which were called by the opposition parties to pressure authorities to hold local elections before a planned presidential vote, as laid out in a 2013 agreement between Guinea's rival political factions. the opposition parties said in a statement "This particularly heavy toll is due to the violent repression of the protest by the police and gendarmes who are carrying out policing duties with weapons of war,"