Teenage boy killed in Guinea anti-junta protests

An opposition group says a second young man was also shot.

In Summary

• Clashes broke out during the day, as demonstrators hurled stones at officers, who retaliated with tear gas.

• Guinea's military, which seized power last September, has banned all demonstrations. It has pledged to move to civilian rule within three years.

There have been protests against Guinea's military government
There have been protests against Guinea's military government
Image: AFP

At least one person has been killed in Guinea during a day of protests against the ruling military junta.

Reports from the capital, Conakry, say a teenage boy was shot dead by the security forces as the motorcade of the military leader Col Mamady Doumbouya passed through the city.

An opposition group says a second young man was also shot.

Police deny this.

Clashes broke out during the day, as demonstrators hurled stones at officers, who retaliated with tear gas.

Several people were arrested.

Guinea's military, which seized power last September, has banned all demonstrations. It has pledged to move to civilian rule within three years.

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