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Burundi police clash with protesters in ongoing unrest

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 01:06

Burundi police fire tear gas and beat protesters marching in Bujumbura to get President Pierre Nkurunziza to pull out of the presidential race. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Thousands of Burundians march through their capital, Bujumbura. Their message, they say, is clear. They'll stay on the streets until President Pierre Nkurunziza ends his bid for a third-term. The president has remained calm throughout three weeks of protests now. He even survived an attempted coup last week. But the longer the unrest continues, the more chance that a conflict reopens old wounds. Nkurunziza came to power when a 2005 peace deal ended an ethnically fueled civil war. This unrest and the thought of another war has sent many Burundians abroad. More than 110,000 people have fled to neighboring Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. Back in the capital, like on previous days, clashes erupt. At least eight were dragged off on Tuesday in a city where conflict is becoming the norm.

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Burundi police clash with protesters in ongoing unrest

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 01:06