Clashes broke out in Burkina Faso on Saturday, January 22, between police and protesters in the Country’s capital, Ouagadougou.
Riot police violently teargassed the unarmed protesters who had trooped out to protest rising insecurity in the country.
The protesters, on their part, had erected barricades in several places in the capital city.
Last Thursday, a spokesman of the government arrogantly justified the regime’s decision to block access to Facebook in the lead-up to the protests and even claimed that the regime was under no obligation to give reasons for its illegal action.
In a previous move, the mayor’s office had announced the ban on protests scheduled for Saturday, January 22, as if the government endorses the insecurity in the country.
Burkina Faso has faced a series of terrorist attacks since 2015, all of which have been linked to armed jihadist groups.