Burundi protests resume after 2-day lull

Since the early hours of the morning, protesters blocked roads citywide to deter commuters.

Burundi protests resume after 2-day lull

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Street protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to run for a third term in office resumed on Monday in Burundian capital Bujumbura after a two-day hiatus.

Since the early hours of the morning, protesters blocked roads citywide to deter commuters.

A public transport vehicle was also set alight by protesters in the city's Kanyosha district.

"This is to say to drivers that they are taking a big chance," one protester who identified himself as Dominique Nzigamasabo told Anadolu Agency.

"And for pedestrians who are indifferent to our struggle and continue to go about their business, we will take your shoes or ruin your faces and clothes," the angry protester added.

The protests marked the end of a two-day "truce" declared by the opposition on Friday, moments before the assassination of leading opposition figure Zedi Feruz outside his Bujumbura home.

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