Protests Flare for Second Week Over Burundi President's Vote Bid

Hundreds of protesters rallied on the streets of Bujumbura on Monday, the start of a second week of demonstrations demanding President Pierre Nkurunziza abandon his bid for a third term in office, which opponents say violates the constitution. The government calls the protests illegal and an "insurrection". Demonstrators have set up makeshift road blocks and set fire to tires in several suburbs of the capital, often scuffling with police who have fired teargas, water cannon and, say protesters, live rounds. The army has been deployed to restore calm in the African nation which emerged from an ethnically fueled civil war in 2005 that pitted majority ethnic Hutus against minority Tutsis.



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