Coup-supporters attack Mediators hotel

Pro-coup demonstrators in Burkina Faso on Sunday invaded a hotel due to host talks aimed at hammering out the details of a deal to restore a civilian interim government and attacked participants arriving for the meeting, witnesses said.


Some of the protesters carried signs expressing support for a military junta headed by the elite presidential guard, which stormed a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, disrupting a transition period due to end with elections on Oct. 11.

"They invaded the hotel. It was violent," said a Reuters witness. "They attacked ex-opposition members as they arrived. One had to be saved from the crowd by security forces."

Source:Reuters

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