Guinea sees violence for 2nd day between opposition, police

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Posted: Apr 14, 2015 11:54 AM
Guinea sees violence for 2nd day between opposition, police

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Violent clashes have erupted for a second day in Guinea's capital between security forces and opposition party protesters, say witnesses.

The renewed violence Tuesday came a day after one young man died from a gunshot wound blamed on police.

Diallo Hamza said he and others tried to bring Souleymane Bah to the hospital but he died before he was treated.

Authorities arrested 16 people in connection with Monday's unrest and four police officers were wounded, said national police spokesman Aboubacar Kasse.

On Tuesday, police and other security forces deployed into neighborhoods seen as opposition strongholds.

Guinea, which suffered through decades of dictatorship and strongman-rule, held its first democratic elections in 2010. The next presidential election is slated for October.