Several killed in Guinea protests against constitution change


At least five people have been killed in Guinea during demonstrations called to oppose a possible change to the constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to run for a third term.

Police opened fire in clashes with demonstrators in the capital, Conakry as protests in the city of Mamou, an opposition stronghold east of the capital, also turned violent on Monday.

At least four protesters were shot dead in Conakry, according to the Guinean Organisation for the Defense of Human Rights (OGDH).

Government spokesman Damantang Albert Camara said a gendarme in Mamouone and protester in Conakry had been shot dead.