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Burkinabes march against terrorism in the streets of Ouagadougou


Close to a thousand Burkinabes have marched to say no to terrorism in the capital Ouagadougou following the recent attack of a restaurant which left about 18 people dead.

The march was organised by the civil society and other personalities who contributed for the printing of T-shirts carrying anti-terrorism messages.

Those who turned out for the march believe the impact will be felt in Burkina Faso and beyond.

“We are here to express this solidarity and also our availability to continue in the fight against terrorism, a fight shared with the American people and the people of Burkina Faso and all the peoples of the Sahel region,” U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Andrew Young said.

During a speech the mayor of Burkina Faso, Armand Béouindé said: “The country remains standing and will never kneel before the blind barbarism perpetrated by those who have lost faith in God and in their own humanity.”

Prayers and other blessings were also made for the peaceful repose of the souls of the 18 people killed during the recent attack as well as the speaker of Burkina Faso’s National Assembly who died on Saturday.