Burkina protesters burn parliament, ransack state TV

October 30, 2014 11:09 AM

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament and ransacked state television on Thursday, forcing it off the air ahead of a planned vote on a motion to allow the veteran president to extend his 27-year rule.

Black smoke swirled in the air around parliament after demonstrators lit fires inside the building before looting computers and televisions screens and wheeling away police motobikes, a Reuters reporter said.

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