Protesters Set Fire To Ruling Party Headquarters In Burkina Faso - Reports
Faizan Hashmi Published January 23, 2022 | 08:20 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd January, 2022) Protesters set fire to the headquarters of Burkina Faso's ruling People's Movement for Progress party in the country's capital, Ouagadougou, country's media reported Sunday.
The protesters also broke windows in the building, according to the Faso news portal.
One of the camps hosts a prison where General Diendere, who was convicted for a coup attempt in 2015, is being held. Local radio station Omega also reported that there was shooting in the city of Kaya northeast of Ouagadougou.
The government confirmed that there was shooting in the capital, but denied reports that the military has seized power in the country. Burkina Faso's Defense Minister Barthelemy Simpore also dismissed claims that President Roch Marc Christian Kabore was detained and said that the situation in the country was under control.