Violent protests against Junta began in Chad on Tuesday in the capital N’Djamena as protesters demanded the return of civilian rule after the military took power following the death of longtime leader IdrissDeby last week.
At least two people were killed and 27 wounded in Chad on Tuesday as protesters took to the streets demanding the return of civilian rule after the military took control of the death of President IdrissDeby last week.
Tensions arose after Deby Chad’s death and the transition of the military is struggling to win looga had tired of 30 years of single command, control a dictator.
A medical official at a hospital in the capital N’Djamena, who asked not to be named, confirmed the death of a man in his 20s who was brought to the emergency department and 27 others injured in Tuesday’s protests.
Some opposition politicians called for a military coup and asked their supporters to protest, even as the military appointed a civilian politician, Albert PahimiPadacke, as prime minister on Monday.
The military council banned protests in a statement on Monday, saying protests that could lead to unrest are not allowed while the country is still in mourning.Military Council headed by Deby’s son MahamatIdrissDeby, the president announced looga, said they will monitor the elections to the transfer of 18 months.
Police responded with teargas by Protestors burned tires in several neighborhoods of N’Djamena on Tuesday morning. An eyewitness told Reuters that firefighters struggled to contain the blaze, which was widespread and could be seen from a distance.
The council is coming under international pressure to hand over power to the people as soon as possible. The African Union has expressed “grave concern” about military takeover, while France, a former colonial leader, and some of Chad’s neighbors are pushing for a civilian and military solution.