Wednesday, March 12, 2008

[Guinean news] Rioting rocks Fria over power cuts

Protests have hit the coastal Guinean city of Fria, causing the evacuation of many foreign workers in the town's alumnium plant.

Protesters erected burning barricades and attacked homes and hotels housing expatriates from a Russian-controlled alumina plant on Tuesday.

The riots broke out after several days of power outages which many residents blame on the alumnium plant's consumption of electrity.

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