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World Policeman killed in Guinea violence after election results show Conde leading

10:05  22 october  2020
10:05  22 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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CONAKRY (Reuters) - A policeman was killed in Guinea ’s capital Conakry on Wednesday during clashes with opposition supporters who burned barricades in the streets after initial results from Sunday’s presidential election showed President Alpha Conde in the lead . Supporters of Conde ’s

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CONAKRY (Reuters) - A policeman was killed in Guinea's capital Conakry on Wednesday during clashes with opposition supporters who burned barricades in the streets after initial results from Sunday's presidential election showed President Alpha Conde in the lead.

a person with smoke coming out of it: One killed in clashes as Guinea awaits result of presidential election © Reuters/STRINGER One killed in clashes as Guinea awaits result of presidential election

Supporters of Conde's main rival Cellou Dalein Diallo set alight piles of old furniture and burned tyres in some opposition neighbourhoods of Conakry on Wednesday. Police dispersed protesters with tear gas.

"Clashes broke out on the Prince's Road. A policeman was killed," Security Minister Damantang Albert Camara told Reuters, referring to a major throughfare in Conakry that runs through opposition strongholds. It was at least the sixth death reported in violence since the election.

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A policeman died from a head wound on Monday sustained as people protested over delayed local election results in Guinea and teachers went on Last week the election commission said President Alpha Conde ’s party was neck and neck with the opposition party led by former prime minister Cellou

The election day was marred by violence in Guinea ’s capital, Conakry, and towns in the country’s interior, as those who opposed the proposed constitution Observers warned of violence ahead of the referendum, which President Condé said in February would be held alongside legislative elections

Deadly clashes as Guinea awaits result of presidential election © Reuters/STRINGER Deadly clashes as Guinea awaits result of presidential election

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Diallo has claimed victory in the vote based on his campaign's tallies.

The push for a third term for Conde, 82, has sparked repeated protests over the past year, resulting in dozens of deaths. He says a constitutional referendum in March reset his two-term limit; his opponents say he is breaking the law by holding onto power.

a pile of dirt in front of a fire: Supporters of the main opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo protest in Ratoma district of Conakry © Reuters/STRINGER Supporters of the main opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo protest in Ratoma district of Conakry

(Reporting By Saliou Samb; Writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Peter Graff)

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“Three months after Guinea ’s latest round of bloody election violence the authorities have taken no concrete steps to sanction the members of the security Political Context. Guinea has a long history of election -related violence . Dozens of demonstrators and two law enforcement officers were killed in

At least 13 people were killed in a week of violence in Guinea before and after its contested presidential election , with the security All seven defeated presidential hopefuls have dismissed the election as a charade and refused to recognise the official results , which gave Alpha Conde 57.85

a group of people on a beach with a lot of smoke around it: Deadly clashes as Guinea awaits result of presidential election © Reuters/STRINGER Deadly clashes as Guinea awaits result of presidential election a lot of smoke around it: Deadly clashes as Guinea awaits result of presidential election © Reuters/STRINGER Deadly clashes as Guinea awaits result of presidential election

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