A protestor throw a stone at police during a protest in Buterere neighbourhood of Bujumbura, Burundi May 12, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Burundi police opened fire on protesters Tuesday as President Pierre Nkurunziza defied international pressure to end a controversial third term bid, ahead of a regional summit to address the crisis.One protester died in fresh clashes with police on the streets of Burundi's capital Bujumbura, while two others were reported killed overnight in a grenade explosion.Nkurunziza, a former rebel leader from the Hutu majority who has been in power since 2005, has come under intense international pressure to withdraw from next month's election and stand down.Opposition groups insist that it is unconstitutional for Nkurunziza to run for more than two terms.In Bujumbura's Musaga district, some 300 women marched singing and chanting slogans against a third term.
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