Coup supporters attack hotel hosting Burkina Faso mediation talks

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Latest update : 2015-09-20

Pro-coup demonstrators in Burkina Faso on Sunday invaded a hotel due to host talks aimed at hammering out the details of a deal to restore a civilian interim government and attacked participants arriving for the meeting, witnesses said.

Some of the protesters carried signs expressing support for members of the elite presidential guard, which stormed a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, disrupting a transition period due to end with elections on Oct. 11.

On Saturday, Benin’s President Thomas Boni Yayi, who is leading the mediation talks along with his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall, had hinted at a breakthrough in the negations, saying that a “good decision” would be made on Sunday.

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