Killed and wounded during demonstrations in Guinea

More clashes broke out between demonstrators and security forces in Conakry, Guinea on Friday, resulting in deaths and injuries.

In a statement broadcast on state television, Conakry’s public prosecutor’s office said the Metropolitan Hospital said it had received “the body of a 58-year-old man shot dead in the workplace” on Friday.

Meanwhile, the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution coalition, an important coalition of parties, trade unions and civil society organizations that called for these demonstrations, spoke of “four dead and a large number of bullet wounds, five of whom are between life and death,” the statement said. obtained by Agence France-Presse. His copy.

These demonstrations began with a call from the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution to denounce the “unilateral management of the transition” by the Military Council.

The National Alliance for Rotation and Democracy, another coalition of parties, movements and associations, and the former ruling party, the United People of Guinea, joined Thursday’s call from the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FNDC) to demonstrate on 28 July in Conakry and 4 August throughout the country.

The National Front for the Defense of the Constitution coalition said one person died as a result of Thursday’s protests, but authorities have not confirmed this information.

Clashes between police and youth erupted in Conakry on Friday morning before ending at noon to resume later, especially in Bambito, Sonfonia and on the Les Princes Highway, which are located in the suburbs, according to an AFP journalist and witnesses.

The same sources said the youths burned tires, overturned dumpsters and threw rocks at police cars, which responded with tear gas canisters.

Source: AFP.

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