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Demonstration turns violent in Central African Republic

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 - 01:02

Nov. 18 - Violence broke out during a demonstration in Central African Republic Sunday as protestors rallied against the killing of a former government official. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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The wounded are rushed to the hospital after violence erupts in the Central African Republic Sunday. The country has descended into chaos since northern Seleka rebels seized Bangui in March, ousting the president and igniting sectarian violence between Muslims and Christians. Residents are blaming fighters from Seleka for the violence. (SOUNDBITE) (French) RESIDENT OF SICA2 NEIGHBORHOOD, JEAN-MARC, SAYING: "The neighborhood is really disappointed by these actions from Seleka, who since they came to Bangui eight months ago, there have been abuses. They kill people, humans, a person cannot take away life. But you execute, you kill like an animal. How it can be done and the CEMAC (Economic Community of Central African States) countries are here, and they do not take their positions. That is to say the steps to stop it. All they do is talk.Talk in place of passing actions. They are here only for, instead of taking the positions necessary, they don't do it.'' The United Nations is preparing to possibly deploy peacekeepers to the country as it warns that it could spiral into genocide.

Demonstration turns violent in Central African Republic

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 - 01:02

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