Today, residents of Conakry erected barricades to protest the appointment to the prime ministership of Eugene Camara, a close ally of head of state Gen. Lansana Conté.
At least eight protesters were shot dead (12 according to AFP) by insecurity forces, several in the western city of Kindia.
A soldier was burned alive by a mob in the northeastern city of Kankan.
Several major airlines have cancelled flights to Conakry.
One high ranking government official warned that, "We risk having to declare a state of emergency because the situation has virtually turned into an insurrection."