publicite publicite
Rechercher

/ languages

Choisir langue
 
Annonce Goooogle
Annonce Goooogle

Madagascar

Two killed during demonstration in Antananarivo

Article published on the 2009-04-21 Latest update 2009-04-21 09:36 TU

Followers of Madagascar's ex-President Marc Ravalomanana demonstrate in the streets of Antananarivo on 25 March 2009.(Photo: AFP)

Followers of Madagascar's ex-President Marc Ravalomanana demonstrate in the streets of Antananarivo on 25 March 2009.
(Photo: AFP)

Two people were killed and a dozen others were injured Monday during demonstrations by supporters of deposed President Marc Ravalomanana where police fired tear gas and warning shots in Madagascar’s capital.

The exact causes of the two men's deaths were unknown, but doctors at a nearby hospital treated some of the 13 injured for gunshot wounds.

Ravalomanana’s supporters have been staging protests ever since the opposition leader Andry Rajoelina took power last month.

Monday’s protest drew thousands of people, who marched to the constitutional court to hand in a letter of protest against the army’s confiscation of broadcast equipment from three pro-Ravalomanana radio and TV stations over the weekend.

Ravalomanana continues to dispute the legitimacy of the acting president, who for his part has promised to hold elections within two years.

Many European countries have refused to recognise Rajoelina as president.