In Burkina Faso the protest against a possible second term of the ruling for 27 years, President Blaise Compaoré escalates. In the capital, Ouagadougou thousands of demonstrators broke through, according to eyewitnesses, the police barricades and advanced into the Parliament. Security forces at first tried to stop the crowd with warning shots in the air. When this failed, they fled. After penetration of the demonstrators dark clouds of smoke rose out of the parliament building.
As more protesters in the direction of the official residence of the Prime Minister moved, they were shot by a police helicopter with tear gas. Parallel to storm the Parliament invaded protesters in the building of state television and devastated it.Soldiers failed to stop the angry crowd with warning shots. After the government opponents had occupied the television building, the transmission has ceased operations.
In Parliament, MPs should vote today on a bill that Compaoré next year to pave the way for a new presidential candidacy. Faced with fierce protests, the government withdrew the controversial vote after the storming of the Parliament back for the time being. Communications Minister Alain Edouard Traore told the news agency AFP that the vote was “canceled”.According to the currently valid constitution he should not stand for election again after expiry of the current term of office.Compaoré had coup to power in 1987. Ralph Lauren Sneaker Since 1991 he was confirmed in office four times.He seeks to 2015 to apply for a further five year term.
The opposition and much of the population reject a bid again Compaoré. On 21 October, when the application was officially announced on constitutional amendment, angry demonstrators had lit on the streets of the capital tires. On Friday, many high school students boycotted classes to protest on the streets. They put ralph lauren sneakers large parts of Ouagadougou lame. Because of expected protests by students against the proposed constitutional amendment this week in Burkina Faso, the schools and universities closed. About 60 percent of the 17 million inhabitants of the country are younger than 25 years.