Monday, July 20, 2015

“On Monday, police patrolled opposition neighborhoods in...

“On Monday, police patrolled opposition neighborhoods in Bujumbura, #Burundi, sending a clear message that dissent would not be tolerated. In the lead up to the country’s presidential #election on Tuesday, there have been few rallies and stump speeches. There have been no campaign posters on the roadsides and no debates. After a recent police crackdown, the streets in Bujumbura, the capital, have been fairly quiet. Diplomats, critics and protesters say President Pierre Nkurunziza’s single-minded drive to hold on to power is setting his country on a path toward tyranny and more bloodshed. Tyler Hicks, a @nytimes staff photographed the streets of #Bujumbura on #nytassignment.” By nytimes on Instagram.

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