Protest hits Ivory Coast over leader’s third-term bid

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Police in Ivory Coast have fired tear gas at opposition supporters protesting against President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office.

Demonstrators defied a ban on protests, erecting barricades and burning tyres in the commercial capital Abidjan and elsewhere.

At least two people are reported to have been killed during clashes on Wednesday between the opposition and supporters of the governing party.

Mr Ouattara decided to run again after his party’s nominated successor, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, died unexpectedly last month.