Burundi police fire teargas at protesters against president Nkurunziza third term

Burundi: Police in the Burundian capital fired teargas on Sunday to disperse protesters who had gathered to demonstrate against President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking a third term in office, witnesses said.

"We deplore the way police acted with violence against a peaceful demonstration," Janvier Bigirimana, a civil society activist, told Reuters in the capital Bujumbura.

More than 300 civil society organisations have called for street protests to reject what they called a "coup" against the constitution, which limits leaders to two terms in office.