Guineans have again demonstrated en masse Tuesday in Conakry against a possible third term of President Alpha Conde, said an AFP correspondent.
Fode Oussou Fofana, a leader of the opposition to the president, has quantified the number of protesters to one million while the press has advanced the figure of 800,000.
Such numbers have proved unverifiable since the beginning of the movement.
But this impressive march in the red colors of the opposition is the latest act of the protest launched on October 14 by the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution, a collective of opposition parties, unions and members of society civil.
« No to the presidency for life », « Alpha Condé dictator », chanted the demonstrators, as well as « Death to the assassins », reference to the death of several civilians killed during previous days of demonstration.
No significant incidents were reported during this one. The forces of order, again deployed in number, remained discreet.
For a month and a half, the FNDC has repeatedly mobilized crowds of protesters who have invaded the streets of the suburbs of Conakry, strongholds of the opposition.
The protests were repeatedly brutally repressed. At least 20 civilians have been killed since 14 October, as well as a gendarme.
Guinea, the custom of protests and brutal repressions, has been in turmoil since the FNDC called for a barrage of the loan to Condé, elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2015, to run for his own estate in 2020. and to revise for this purpose the Constitution, which limits to two the number of presidential terms.
The security forces were the subject of an accusing report by Amnesty International in November. He denounces the excessive use of force, the prohibitions of peaceful demonstrations, the « massive » and « arbitrary » arrests, the cases of torture and the impunity of gendarmes and policemen.
The government has defended itself against a report that, he says, ignores his efforts.
At the age of 81, Condé, a former historical opponent who was the first democratically elected president after decades of authoritarian and military rule, kept his intentions vague, but in September he launched consultations on the constitution.