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Burundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests

A Burundian army soldier pours water on a burning-tyre roadblock erected by opposition protesters in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi Monday, April 27, 2015. Street protests continued Monday in Burundi as anger mounts over the ruling party's decision on Saturday to nominate President Pierre Nkurunziza for a third term. (AP Photo/Eloge Willy Kaneza)BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — At least six people have been killed in street clashes between the police and civilians demonstrating against the Burundian president’s bid for a third term, a spokesman for the Burundi Red Cross said on Monday, as hundreds continued to gather in the streets of the capital despite a heavy military presence.

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