Four killed in violent C.Africa anti-UN protests

UN peacekeepers, shown patrolling a vote-counting center in the Central African Republic in January 2016, were in the country to support the new administration of President Faustin-Archange Touadera, who was elected in FebruaryFour civilians were killed Monday when protests against United Nations peacekeepers turned violent in the Central African Republic, with gunfire and looting reported across the capital Bangui, the UN said. Five UN peacekeepers were among 14 people injured during the demonstrations called by a coalition of civil society groups to demand the withdrawal of the more than 10,000-strong MINUSCA force over alleged failures to stop the rise of armed militias. MINUSCA “intervened from the early hours of Monday in Bangui to dismantle the barricades erected by hostile demonstrators”, the UN force said in a statement.

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