Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast

The clashes broke out after a protest by local youths against the regional chieftaincy turned violent.

Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast

Police officers who had come to restore order were overpowered and had to call for reinforcement.

On the other hand, protesting youths equally called for reinforcement and this led to a confrontation between the youths and the police officers.

Two villagers were killed and many injuries were reported both on the side of the villagers as well as among the police officers.

Between Monday night and Tuesday morning, tension was still high in the area, forcing some fearful residents to flee to nearby bushes.

Local authorities intervened to try and restore calm. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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