I.Coast Troops Seize Arms, Streets In Pay Protest


I.Coast troops seize arms, streets in pay protest

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast, Jan 6, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 06th Jan, 2017 ) - Soldiers demanding more pay and housing protested in several cities around Ivory Coast on Friday, raiding arms depots and taking control of streets, residents and officials said.

The government held a meeting of the National Crisis Committee to discuss the situation, a source close to the defence ministry said. The protests began in Bouake, the country's second largest city and former rebel stronghold, where heavy weapons fire was heard in the streets, before spreading to two other major urban centres.