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Chad Govt Suspends 7 Political Parties After Deadly Protests

A body covered by a Chadian flag is shown by demonstrators in N’Djamena on Oct. 20. 

A body covered by a Chadian flag is shown by demonstrators in N’Djamena on Oct. 20. 

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N'Djamena, Chad (AP) -- Chad's government clamped down on the country's opposition Friday, suspending seven political parties and searching party offices a day after unprecedented protests around the country left more than 60 people dead.

Prominent opposition leader Succes Masra tweeted that the national headquarters of his Les Transformateurs party was “being ransacked by security forces who forced their way in.”