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Seventy people killed in Guinea ahead of 2020 presidential polls

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On Wednesday, November 13, Amnesty International says about seventy people have died in Guinea.

However, seventy people died during a protest ahead 2020 presidential election.

Moreover, the deaths have occurred since 2015, during various protests against President Alpha Conde to amend the constitution.

Note that Conde has been making consistent efforts to amend the constitution to run for a third term.

Whereas, over one hundred protesters have lost their lives within the same period.

In addition, nine protesters died in September during demonstrations against a potential revision of the constitution.

Besides, Amnesty west and Central Africa Director, Marie Evelyne Barry said the security forces arrested Leader of Pro-democracy movements and protesters.

After all, at least fifty-nine of the deceased appear to have been killed by the police and gendarmerie because of the type of ammunition used. 

The security forces have injured hundreds of people including children using live ammunition, batons and tear gas canisters.

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