Protesters clash with police in Burundi’s capital, in the third day of sometimes violent demonstrations against the president’s decision to run for a third term. Mana Rabiee reports.
Riot police in Burundi retreat from stone-throwing protesters. It's the third day of demonstrations in this east African nation against President Pierre Nkurunziza 's decision to run for a third term in office. Protesters accuse the president of breaking the two-term limit in the constitution -- and they're angry that police have shut down radio stations and arrested a prominent human rights activist. This man says - our country is falling apart. (EN-KU-RUN-ZI-ZA'S) Nkurunziza's decision to run in June elections has triggered the worst political crisis in Burundi since it emerged from a protracted civil war and ethnic strife a decade ago. Authorities say some 25,000 people have fled the violence. The prospect of a fresh buildup of ethnic tensions is sounding alarm bells .. across a region still scared by the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, just next door.