Just as you think that it is only Uganda trying to battle the removal of presidential age limit, Protesters get Angry at Plans to allow Burkina Faso‘s President Blaise compaore To Extend His 27-Year Rule Have Set Fire To Parliament.
Anti-government protesters set fire to the parliament building in the capital of Burkina Faso, leading President Blaise Compaoré to declare a state of emergency.
The parliament building in the capital of Burkina Faso was set on fire today as protesters began to march on the presidential palace.
“October 30 is Burkina Faso’s Black Spring, like the Arab Spring,” opposition protestor Emile Pargui Pare told the AFP news agency.The President has now Opposition leader Diabut Zephirin Diabre rejected the state of emergency order.
“The state of emergency is unacceptable. We are calling on the people to show that they are against it. The resignation of President Blaise Compaore is the only thing that can bring peace to the country,” he said. The anti-government protesters took over the state TV station in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the capital of the country.
Protesters marched yesterday as opposition parties announced a civil disobedience campaign in response to President Compaore seeking to change the constitution to enable him to seek re-election.MPs have suspended the vote in the wake of the deaths of five protesters.
Protesters took over the parliament building. The main airport is shut.A solider ran from protesters today as they took over the capital.The city hall and the headquarters of the ruling party were also set ablaze.
The people of Burkina Faso have literally burned their government to the ground. Incredible. City hall, parliament, among others, in smoke.