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Thousands protest in Madagascar

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, two days after a similar protest was broken up by the police, leaving one person dead and several seriously injured.

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The opposition has held several protests against electoral laws. Photo: AFP

The protesters carried the victim’s coffin to a public square where they continued to denounce new electoral laws.

Supporters of the opposition politician and former President Marc Ravalomanana say the legislation aims to block him from running in this year’s elections.

On Sunday, President Hery Rajaonarimampianina described the protests as a coup.

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