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Al Jazeera 14 Jan 2020

Guinea protest: Rallies against President Alpha Conde's bid to extend term

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At least two people have been killed during the anti-government protests in Guinea.

For almost three months, thousands have been demonstrating against a possible change to the constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to seek a third term.

The protesters say government forces have used undue force, while the government says it will investigate the killings.

Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports.


At least two people have been killed during the anti-government protests in Guinea.
For almost three months, thousands have been demonstrating against a possible change to the constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to seek a third term.
The protesters say government forces have used undue force, while the government says it will investigate the killings.
Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports.
Thousands have been demonstrating in Guinea against President Alpha Conde's attempt to change the constitution to extend his time in power.
They have been joined by survivors of a stadium mass killing in 2009, when security forces killed at least 156 people during an opposition rally.
Those who lost loved ones say they are still waiting for justice.
And that the same security forces that are cracking down now were also responsible for the 2009 brutalities.

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from the capital Conakry.

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