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Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:38 pm

Guinea: 1 dead, more than 100 injured in protests

The Associated Press

Relatives say one protester was killed as the capital, Conakry, was rocked by two days of anti-government demonstrations in which more than 100 people were injured.

Alpha Amadou Bah said Thursday that his brother, Teela, 22, was stabbed to death in the protests against President Alpha Conde's preparations for legislative elections in May.

State television reported that 130 people were injured in the demonstrations, including more than more than 60 security officials. Officials say security forces fired tear gas at protesters after opposition marchers started throwing stones in Guinea's capital.

Guinea's opposition said that it has withdrawn from the upcoming legislative election set for May 12 because it is unhappy with election preparations.

Conde was elected in 2010, but the vote for the legislature has been delayed.