The United Nations Security Council votes to approve a resolution in Burundi at the United Nations in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Around 1,000 people marched through the streets of Burundi's capital Saturday to protest against a United Nations Security Council decision to send a police contingent to the violence-wracked country.On Friday, the U.N. agreed to send the force of 228 police to the capital Bujumbura and throughout Burundi for an initial period of a year.Four countries on the 15-member U.N. council abstained from the vote, which passed with 11 votes in favour.More than 500 people have died, many of them in extrajudicial killings blamed on Burundian police, security forces and militias linked to the ruling party, according to the United Nations.
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