Dressed in red, they were millions of people according to local journalists – three million according to the organizers, to march for several kilometers with cries of “amoulanfe” (“it will not pass” in the local language) or “down with the dictatorship”. We are tired of lies, false promises and especially because Alpha Condé is no longer able to meet the expectations of the population. So ten years are enough, “said a protester. Guineans have demonstrated elsewhere in Boke, Mamou, Kindia, Labe, Dalaba, Koundara and Pita (center), where, according to the government, the protesters threw stones at a police station, the only reported incident of the day.
Guinea, a country of 13 million inhabitants, poor despite significant mining resources, is facing an intense protest since October 14th. The FNDC, a coalition of opposition parties, unions and members of civil societies, called for a march “against the presidency for life” in the capital and elsewhere in the country.
It is committed to block the President’s project to stand for his own succession in 2020 and to change the Constitution which prevents him from competing for a third term.
Mamadou Saliou Diallo