Youth shot dead in anti-Deby rally

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A young protester was shot dead in the Cha­dian cap­i­tal here dur­ing an op­po­si­tion rally on Au­gust 7, the eve of Pres­i­dent Idriss Deby’s swear­ing-in for a fifth term. “A young protester who had torn the flag of the MPS [Mr Deby’s rul­ing Pa­tri­otic Sal­va­tion Move­ment] was shot dead dur­ing the protest which had been banned by the gov­ern­ment,” a po­lice of­fi­cer said. Op­po­si­tion leader Saleh Ke­bz­abo con­firmed the news, say­ing one per­son had died af­ter be­ing shot by live po­lice rounds dur­ing the au­thor­i­ties’ at­tempts to dis­perse the pro­test­ers.

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