Burkina Faso: Anti-jihadi violence protest met with tear gas
29 November 2021 | 6:48 am
Police fired tear gas at protesters as they burned tires and ransacked a government building in Ouagadougou. Citizens of the capital of Burkina Faso are upset about jihadist violence and a recent attack.
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