‘At least five dead’ during Chad’s day of protests

Chad police clash with opposition demonstrators in N'Djamena on April 27, 2021. - At least five people were killed on April 27, 2021 during protests in Chad against a junta that took power after the death of longserving leader Idriss Deby Itno, prosecutors told AFP. (Photo by Issouf SANOGO / AFP)

At least five people have been killed during Tuesday’s protests against the military takeover in Chad, prosecutors said.

“There were four deaths in N’Djamena,” including “one killed by the demonstrators”, AFP news wire quotes the the capital’s prosecutor Youssouf Tom as saying.

A fourth person was killed in the southern city of Moundou, another prosecutor told AFP.