- Title: At least five people injured at anti-mutiny march in Ivory Coast - witness
- Date: 14th May 2017
- Summary: WOUNDED YOUTH LYING IN HOSPITAL BED (SOUNDBITE) (French) WOUNDED PROTESTER, VAMARA SORO, SAYING: "I am Mr. Vamara, president of the Agit PC, Act for Ivory Coast, this morning we went on the march and unfortunately after gun shots, the mutineers shot at us point blank." (REPORTER ASKING: "Were you hit by bullets?") "One bullet." (REPORTER ASKING: "How many were wounded?") "I don't know but people keep coming (to the hospital) so I don't know the exact number, people keep coming." PEOPLE WALKING ALONG CORRIDOR INSIDE HOSPITAL VARIOUS OF SORO AND OTHERS STANDING OUTSIDE HOSPITAL
- Embargoed: 28th May 2017 16:43
- Keywords: wounded hospital military protest soldiers Bouake mutiny Ivory coast
- Location: BOUAKE, IVORY COAST
- City: BOUAKE, IVORY COAST
- Country: Ivory Coast
- Reuters ID: LVA0036GT8ZT3
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- Story Text:At least five people were wounded by gunfire on Sunday (May 14) during protests in Ivory Coast's second-biggest city, Bouake, against an army mutiny, according to a witness, as popular opposition to the revolt gathered momentum.
Mutinous soldiers have now opened up access to the city, a leader of the uprising and Bouake residents said, allowing vehicles to move in and out for the first time since Friday (May 12).
Heavy gunfire erupted in Bouake's city centre early on Sunday as the soldiers sought to disperse crowds of residents who were attempting to organise a march against the mutiny. One of the wounded said the mutineers had shot at the protesting crowd.
The mutiny began in Bouake and spread quickly to other cities and towns, mirroring an uprising by the same group in January that paralysed parts of Ivory Coast.
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