Agence France-PresseNovember 24, 2013 14:11
Tuareg separatists in northeastern Mali prevented parliamentary elections from taking place in their town on Sunday, a Malian military source and the local separatist mayor told AFP.
"No vote, we want independence," chanted the protesters, who destroyed ballot boxes in Talataye, 180 kilometres (110 miles) east of the city of Gao, said the military source.
Talataye mayor Mohamed Assaley said at least 2,000 people took part in the demonstration. That figure was not confirmed by the military source.