Monday, January 15, 2007

[Guinean news] Violence mars general strike

The sixth day of a nationwide general strike in Guinea saw clashes between strikers and authorities.

The Voice of America reported that Dozens of people [in Conakry] were arrested after Guinean youths took to the streets in support of striking workers. Several others were wounded by rubber bullets and tear gas when the military intervened to disperse the demonstration.

Reports state that there is almost no traffic in Conakry, except for military vehicles.

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