Protests in Mali: three killed, over 70 injured

Протесты в Мали: трое погибших, более 70 пострадавших

During the mass protests in Bamako, the capital of the African state of Mali that killed 3 people, at least 74 injured.

“The death toll in two days of protests with violence in the capital of Mali increased to three people, at least 74 were injured”, – stated in the message.

It is noted that there has also been significant damage to the building of the Parliament, which had been looted by protesters.

The organizer of the protests were made by “the Movement 5 June – the Union of Patriotic forces”. According to him, at least six leaders of demonstrators were arrested on Friday night and Saturday.

The President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita expressed his regret at the violence and reaffirmed his “desire to continue dialogue” with protesters.

To ease tensions, the President made a few suggestions. However, points Xinhua, protesters rejected them, calling for the appointment of his Prime Minister, and the resignation of the President.

The demonstrators

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