March 13, 2009 / 7:25 AM / 11 years ago

Malagasy president urges public to repel rebels

ANTANANARIVO, March 13 (Reuters) - Madagascar’s president called on residents in the capital to repel dissident troops on Friday, raising the stakes in a power struggle that has killed 135 people.

"The president appeals to the people of Iavoloha (on the outskirts of Antananarivo) to organise themselves to thwart all movements of mutinous troops towards the palace in order to protect the president and the palace," said a statement read on President Marc Ravalomanana’s private radio station.

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