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14.11.2019 Africa

Guinean teen shot dead by police during protest: family, doctor

By AFP
Police officers arrest a man during a protest against the third term of the Guinean President in Conakry, on November 14, 2019.  By CELLOU BINANI (AFP)
NOV 14, 2019 AFRICA
Police officers arrest a man during a protest against the third term of the Guinean President in Conakry, on November 14, 2019. By CELLOU BINANI (AFP)

A Guinean teenager was shot dead Thursday by police as he tried to flee a crackdown on anti-government protests in the capital Conakry, his family and a doctor said.

Alpha Souleymane Diallo, 19, was caught up in clashes and came face to face with two policemen who shot him in the chest, his elder brother Boubacar said.

A doctor at the Amitie Hospital confirmed that one person had died from bullet wounds.

The poor West African nation of about 13 million people has been shaken by violence during weeks of demonstrations over opposition suspicions that President Alpha Conde is seeking a third term in office, banned by the constitution.

At least 18 civilians and a paramilitary policeman have been killed since October 14. Dozens of people have been wounded and dozens more arrested.

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