Riot police have fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse an opposition protest in the Guinean capital, Conakry, killing at least one person and injuring at least two others.
The body of a 21-year-old man was wrapped in a sheet Tuesday at the morgue in a Conakry hospital.
Cellou Dalein Diallo, president of the opposition Union for the Democratic Forces of Guinea, said the young man was killed on the third floor of a building. The police opened fire after clashes erupted with the youthful protesters.
Anti-government demonstrators said the economy has suffered under President Alpha Conde. Guinea’s economy was also hit by the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 2,500 people in the West African country.
Conde was re-elected for second term in October, defeating Diallo, who also lost to him in a 2010 runoff.