BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Two protesters were killed on Monday as demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a third term in office ran into a second week, a leading rights activist said.
Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, a veteran member of the civil society groups which called the rallies, said the two protesters were shot dead.
The police had no immediate comment but said they would issue a statement later. The government has called the demonstrations an “insurrection” and accused protesters of stoking violence.
Reporting by Patrick Nduwimana; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Robin Pomeroy