"Soldiers have intervened against the protesters showing their dissatisfaction with the parliamentary elections in Benin. According to witnesses, they shot at the crowd and killed several people."
"– They made a brutal intervention, " says a witness who is a relative of ex-president Thomas Boni Yayi, whose call for a boycott of the election was a launching pad for protests."
"the Soldiers reportedly fired volleys of shots at the demonstrators. According to the witness killed at least three people, at the same time, as lots of people tried to escape. Footage that AFP has taken the part of showing how the soldiers are shooting, people running in panic, and how a number of people is motionless on the ground."
"On Wednesday night published a preliminary election with a record turnout. However, it was a priori quite clear how it would go, then only two parties – both loyal to the current president, Patrice Talon – were allowed to participate."
"During the night was a large number of soldiers and kravallutrustad police in the country's largest city Cotonou. Demonstrators built barricades in the streets, threw stones, smashed boxes on the buildings and set fire to shops."
"A group of soldiers surrounded the expresidenten Boni Yayis home in Cotonou, after which the dwelling became a rallying point for the dissatisfied protesters."
"A woman who was injured in connection with Wednesday's unrest died of his injuries on Thursday, is reported to vårdkällor. A man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound in the back."
"Outrage in several cities."
"Violence is also reported to have occurred in the city of Kandi, about 60 kilometres north of Cotonou, one of Benin's largest bomullsfabriker should have been set on fire."
"Benin was long a militärstyrd a one-party state, but since 1991 the inhabitants of the country have chosen their politicians through democratic elections, which the country from time to time been held up as a föregångsexempel. At the last elections five years ago, competed in the 20 batches of the 83 seats in parliament, but the rights notes how the country slipped into a more authoritarian track again."