Burkina Faso Parliament ransacked by protesters opposed to Constitution review

President Blaise Compaore  source -Capitalafrique.com
President Blaise Compaore
source -Capitalafrique.com

Xinhua
October 30,2014

OUAGADOUGOU,Protesters opposed to the revision of Burkina Faso Constitution on Thursday morning broke into the country’s Parliament, blocking a vote by parliamentarians to amend article 37 of the Constitution to allow President Blaise Compaore to contest for another term in 2015.

Soldiers deployed on the streets did not prevent protesters heading towards Parliament. The latter ransacked Parliament building and set it ablaze, before heading towards the public broadcaster to make a declaration.

The headquarters of the Congress for Democracy and Progress, ruling party, was equally burnt down by protesters, according to local Xinhua correspondent.

Gun shots were heard earlier in the day and a helicopter was seen flying above the city center.

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