Burundi police teargas protesters opposing presidential third term

April 17, 2015 6:33 PM

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Burundi police teargas protesters opposing presidential third term

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundian police fired tear gas and water cannon on Friday at hundreds of protesters opposed to the president running for a third term, a Reuters witness said, a further sign of tension in a nation that emerged from civil war a decade ago.

Supporters have urged President Pierre Nkurunziza to stand again in June's election, although he has not commented on his intentions. Opponents say such a move would violate the constitution, and even some ruling party officials have asked him not to run.

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