Bujumbura - Protesters opposed to Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza launched fresh demonstrations on Monday, resuming weeks of street marches after a failed coup despite warnings from the government.
Small groups gathered in several parts of the capital Bujumbura, singing songs and blowing whistles, each time chased away by soldiers shooting in the air, then regrouping elsewhere.
“Let's end fear, regain our momentum,” said Pacifique Nininahazwe, a leading figure of the protest against Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in power.
At least 20 people died in street battles with security forces before the demonstrations ended when generals launched a failed coup attempt last week.
Nininahazwe called for a “peaceful march,” “no insults” and no stones to be thrown.