C.African capital Bangui paralysed by wave of violence

Rwandan police officers from the MINUSCA force patrol in an armoured vehicle in Bangui's Combattant district on September 14, 2015Tension and fear gripped Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, with the city’s main streets closed by barricades after a spate of violence, looting and the death of three protestors. A witness and hospital source, who both asked not to be named, said violence broke out after UN peacekeepers opened fire as several hundred protestors headed for the presidency. The UN’s peacekeeping force, MINUSCA, denied the account but said it would seek to “verify” the accusations.

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