Burundi’s president warns protesters, praises troops in televised address

Nkurunziza has warned protesters against further demonstrations, linking them to the coup attempt against him. Washington has called on the president to cancel his controversial third bid for the country’s top office.

Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, thanked troops loyal to his administration for quelling a coup attempt on Friday in a televised address to the nation. He also called for an end to the protests against him, linking demonstrators with those who tried to unseat him.

“On the occasion of this memorable day, we want to thank from my heart the forces of defense and security,” for putting down #link:18450905:the putsch attempt after two days of heavy battles in the capital Bujumbura.

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“It is obvious that the current upheavals are related to the group that wanted to overthrow government institutions,” the president said, demanding the protesters, who he has previous called “terrorists,” stop their demonstrations immediately.
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