UPDATE 3-Army clears protesters, fires warning shots in Burkina Faso

Sun Nov 2, 2014 5:10pm EST
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* Crowds in capital sought resignation of military ruler

* Gunfire breaks out at state TV amid power struggle

* U.N. says sanctions possible if no civilian handover

* President Compaore resigned after mass protests on Friday (Adds death, quote from army spokesman, paragraphs 5-7)

By Nadoun Coulibaly and Joe Penney

OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's army cleared thousands of protesters from the capital and opened fire at state TV headquarters on Sunday, killing one person, as it sought to restore order following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore two days ago.

Compaore's 27 years in charge of the landlocked former French colony ended abruptly on Friday after two days of mass protests aimed at thwarting his bid to change the constitution to extend his rule.

The army then selected Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida as transitional leader, overriding an earlier claim by the army chief of staff.

But on Sunday there were signs of discontent with the appointment as thousands gathered in the capital Ouagadougou to demand a return to civilian rule, in line with the West African country's constitution.   Continued...