Dozens arrested as Niger students clash with police

Police stand guard near the marketplace in Conakry, Niger on October 9, 2015Violent clashes in Niger between police and students protesting for better study conditions left at least seven injured and led to 79 arrests, the governor of the capital Niamey said. Hundreds of college and high school students demonstrated in the city and clashed with police in the afternoon, an AFP journalist said. This protest is a warning to the government,” Nassirou Mounkaila, the leader of the Union of Vocational School Students of Niger, told reporters.

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