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An Unpopular Coup in Burkina Faso

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Members of the Presidential Security Regiment in Burkina Faso have seized control of the government in Ouagadougou and have kept the transitional government representatives under house arrest. Media reports suggest that the President has been released, but there are conflicting reports stating that this hasn’t happened.

There are reports of fresh violence in the capital where protesters have gathered to express their solidarity with the transitional government.