Clashes as 'one million' protest Burkina leader's power bid

Women holding spatulas in their hands attend a demonstration in Ouagadougou organised by the opposition against a proposal to amend the constitution to extend President Blaise Compaore's 27-year-rule on October 27, 2014Protesters battled police in the capital of Burkina Faso on Tuesday after a massive rally against plans to let the long-serving president extend his rule beyond 30 years. The violence erupted at the end of a march in Ouagadougou that drew up to a million people, according to opposition leaders fighting to prevent what they see as a constitutional coup by supporters of President Blaise Compaore.

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