Burkina Faso President Calls Meeting as Protests Turn Violent

October 30, 2014 11:30 AM

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Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore called an emergency meeting of his advisers after protesters set the National Assembly on fire and took over the headquarters of the state television.

Compaore’s cabinet began meeting about an hour ago as opposition supporters continued to clash with police in the capital, Ouagadougou, Jeune Afrique reported. Several people have been injured, Lazare Zougrana, head of the Red Cross, said by phone. The National Assembly was set on fire and one perso...

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