Agence France-PresseJune 29, 2013 22:31
Police in Burkina Faso fired tear gas Saturday to disperse demonstrators protesting against the creation of a Senate, which they say will enable President Blaise Compaore to extend his 26-year rule.
Brandishing posters that read "No to power for life" and "Enough is enough, go away", thousands of protestors descended into the streets of the capital Ouagadougou before jumping security barriers. Police responded with tear gas.
A number of people were injured, according to opposition leader Zephirin Diabre, who did not give further details.