BURKINA FASO: ‘ PRESIDENT BLAISE COMPAORE REMOVED FROM OFFICE – REPORTS ‘

#AceBreakingNews – BURKINA FASO – October 31 – Burkina Faso’s embattled President Blaise Compaore has been ousted, AFP quoted an army official as saying on Friday just after he lifted the state of emergency.  

“Compaore is no longer in power,” Colonel Boureima Farta told tens of thousands of protesters in front of the army’s headquarters.

Tens of thousands of protesters on Friday demanded the resignation of President Blaise Compaore, AFP reported.

After a day of unrest that saw parliament set ablaze, opposition chief Zephirin Diabre urged supporters to “keep up the pressure by occupying public spaces.”

Thousands of people took to the street’s of the West African country on Thursday in protest at plans by the legislature to change the constitution.

The move would have allowed Compaore to extend his 27-year rule.

RT – AFP – AP 

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