Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:50 am
Guinea police fire tear gas at march, many injured
The Associated Press
Government spokesman Albert Damantang Camara said Wednesday that at least 18 security personnel were injured. Opposition spokesman Mouctar Diallo said at least 9 Guineans were also injured.
Police official Capt. Lamine Sano said police tried to disperse those demonstrating because they feared further violence. He said opposition supporters were marching and throwing rocks in a Conakry neighborhood that is home to the ruling party.
A spokesman for Guinea's opposition said that it has withdrawn from the upcoming legislative election set for May 12 because the opposition is unhappy with preparations for the election.
President Alpha Conde was elected in 2010, but the vote for the legislature has been delayed.