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Guinean protesters, police clash after poll delay

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<p>Clashes erupted between demonstrators and law enforcement agencies in Guinea Saturday.</p> <p>The opposition is demanding cancellation of the constitutional referendum postponed by President Alpha Condé. The legislative and referendum were initially scheduled for Sunday.</p> <p>Guinean opposition supporters have set up barricades in the suburbs of Conakry and thrown stones at the police, who retaliated with tear-gas, according to <span class="caps">AFP</span> journalists.</p> <p>“We will continue the struggle until this crime is completely removed from the new constitution,” said opposition leader Cellou Diallo.</p> <p>President Condé announced via state television Friday evening that he had agreed to postpone the election date by two weeks. </p> <p>He assured that “the people of Guinea will freely express their choice through the referendum and freely choose their law makers”.</p> <p>In a letter to <span class="caps">ECOWAS</span>, President Conde said the electoral commission “will refer the matter to the Constitutional Court to set a new date.”</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">AFP</span></strong></p>

We will continue the struggle until this crime is completely removed from the new constitution.

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