The central government organized a demonstration in Bujumbura on Saturday, December 15, to protest allegations of torture by security forces presented by the UK television station BBC. According to a local reports, demonstrators marched from the United Nations roundabout to Independence place. Government officials indicated additional actions would be taken until the BBC withdraws the report. Residual transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are possible over the coming hours.
Individuals in Bujumbura are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, and obey instructions issued by the local authorities.
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