Bockassa, a Senegalese soldier of the African Union-led MISCA force, gestures upon arrival to the Lakengua district of Bangui on May 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI
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At least two people were shot dead on Friday by Burundian peacekeepers who clashed with protesters in the capital of Central African Republic, in a second day of violent demonstrations after an attack on a church ignited tensions.Demonstrators had gathered outside the headquarters of the U.N. mission in Bangui -- which is some 200 metres (yards) from the Burundian base -- from around 5 a.m. (4 GMT) on Friday, demanding the departure of the Burundian troops, whom they accuse of favouring Muslims.It was stoked by Wednesday's attack on the Fatima church by Muslim gunmen in which some 15 people killed.Following Wednesday's attack on the Fatima church, Sebastien Wenezoui, a leader of the anti-Balaka Christian militia, accused international forces of abandoning the church to its attackers and singled out Burundian soldiers and French soldiers for being too slow to respond.
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