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Renewed clashes grip Burkina Faso amid calls for calm

Protesters demanding that the newly installed military government step aside clashed with security forces in Burkina Faso’s capital on Sunday as regional leaders pleaded for calm.

After the resignation of President Blaise Compaore — who himself faced violent protests over his desire to extend his 27-year rule — Burkina Faso’s military took power.

On Sunday, a huge crowd gathered in Ouagadougou, protesting the military government and demanding the return to constitutional rule.

Gunfire erupted during clashes between the protesters and security forces near the location of the state news television channel.