Guinea Opposition Lawmaker Says One Person Died in Labe Protest

At least one person died during protests in a Guinean town Thursday, an opposition lawmaker said.

The body of a young man was found after security forces moved in on protesters, Mamadou Cellou Balde, a member of the Union des Forces Democratiques, said by phone from Labe. The town is 430 kilometers (267 miles) east of Conakry, the capital.

Security forces used tear gas and fired shots to disperse the crowd in Labe, where the opposition is protesting the electoral calendar. The government said earlier today that the situation was under control and protests were illegal.

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