Burkina Faso airport closed amid anti-government protests

(AGI) - Ouagadougou, Oct. 30 - The airport serving BurkinaFaso's capital Ouagadougou has been closed as hundreds ofthousands of people have taken to the streets to protestagainst President Blaise Compaore's government. Sparked by thegovernment's decision, later withdrawn, to vote on a waiver forthe president's re-election, protests resulted in parliamentbeing under siege, state television closed and an attack on thepresident's brother's residence, where three people were killedby the police. . .

(AGI) - Ouagadougou, Oct. 30 - The airport serving BurkinaFaso's capital Ouagadougou has been closed as hundreds ofthousands of people have taken to the streets to protestagainst President Blaise Compaore's government. Sparked by thegovernment's decision, later withdrawn, to vote on a waiver forthe president's re-election, protests resulted in parliamentbeing under siege, state television closed and an attack on thepresident's brother's residence, where three people were killedby the police. . .