Gabon Country demonstrators protesting election result clash with police

Clashes over the election result started on Wednesday when the parliament was partially set on fire.

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Soldiers patrol a street near opposition campaign headquarters in Libreville play Soldiers patrol a street near opposition campaign headquarters after the election in Libreville, Gabon, August 31, 2016. (Life Africa TV/Handout via Reuters)
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Loud explosions and gunfire resounded through the Nkembo neighbourhood of Gabon's capital on Thursday as security forces clashed with protesters angry at an election victory for President Ali Bongo they said was rigged, witnesses said.

Clashes over the election result started on Wednesday when the parliament was partially set on fire.

Overnight, security forces assaulted the headquarters of opposition leader Jean Ping, according to Ping and witnesses.

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