Protests erupt in Burkina Faso

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Protestors gathered in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Nov. 2 demanding that the new military government step aside in favor of the democratic government which was previously in place. After Burkina Faso’s president Blasie Compaore resigned, the military took power over the country’s government. Citizens reacted with protests and demands that the constitutional rule be reinstated. Security forces attempted to enforce some order, but gunshots were fired during a clash between the two groups. Compaore’s resignation followed prior protests involving more than 1 million people against his campaign to run for president as he attempted to … Continue reading Protests erupt in Burkina Faso