CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Family members say a 16-year-old boy who took part in an opposition demonstration in Guinea has died from a gunshot wound.
Relatives identified the victim as Boubacar Diallo, a young mechanic, who was shot during Thursday’s demonstration in which dozens marched in the capital.
The boy’s father told The Associated Press it wasn’t known how his son was wounded, though he said security forces in the area were shooting into the air.
It is the latest unrest to roil the West African country, where tensions over upcoming legislative elections already have prompted several other demonstrations that erupted into violence.
Opposition supporters reject a June 30 date that has been set for long-awaited legislative elections, saying the president unilaterally chose it without input from all parties.