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Crowds celebrate in Burundi after army officer says dismisses president

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BUJUMBURA, May 13 (Reuters) - Crowds poured onto the streets of Burundi's capital on Wednesday to celebrate after a general said he was dismissing President Pierre Nkurunziza for violating the constitution by seeking a third term in office, a Reuters witness said.

The people sang and cheered. Just hours earlier, demonstrators had been protesting on the same roads against the president's bid for another five years in office.

(Reporting by Njuwa Maina; Writing by Edmund Blair Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

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