Thursday, June 23, 2011

Riots in Dakar: Senegal's Abdoulaye Wade backs down on run-off

Protesters cover their mouths as they run through a cloud of tear gas during a demonstration in Senegal's capital Dakar 23 June 2011 

Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade has dropped some of his planned constitutional changes, officials say.
He no longer wants to reduce the proportion of votes needed to win a presidential election, and avoid a run-off, from more than 50% to 25%.
As MPs met in the capital, Dakar, to discuss the planned amendments, riot police used tear gas and water cannon against demonstrators outside.

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Some more photos of the riots from my camera:

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