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Burkina Faso Police Clash With Anti-Kabore Protesters in Capital

  • Police fired teargas on demonstrators in Ouagadougou
  • President accused of failure to address Islamist insurgency
Anti-government protests in Ouagadougou, on Nov. 27.
Anti-government protests in Ouagadougou, on Nov. 27.Photographer: Simon Gongo/Bloomberg

Burkina Faso protest movements vowed to maintain their demands for President Roch Marc Christian Kabore to step down after police fired teargas to disperse a rally on Saturday.

Protesters gathered near the Place de la Nation in the center of the capital, Ouagadougou, to call for Kabore’s departure, and for French troops to leave the country. France has about 5,000 troops battling Islamist insurgents across West Africa’s Sahel region, with a limited presence in Burkina Faso.