Violence erupts at Burkina Faso hotel where mediators gather

Ouagadougou - Violence has erupted at the main hotel in Burkina Faso's capital where talks are taking place with regional mediators after last week's coup.

One group of protesters opposed to the new regime chanted "No to military rule" while another group chanted its support for the junta.

Soldiers protected two opposition leaders from an angry mob that had tried to stop them from entering the hotel.

Tensions are running high in Burkina Faso following the announcement last week of a coup that deposed a transitional government which was organizing national elections for October 11.

The country's president of 27 years, Blaise Compaore, was ousted late last year in a popular uprising.

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