At Least Five Killed In Guinea Protests As Students Demand Teachers Return To Work
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At least five people have been killed in protests in Guinea's capital, Conakry. The government says the demonstrations were sparked by a teachers' strike. Police used tear gas to push back students armed with stones and sticks. Government centers, stores and fuel stations have closed to prevent looting by the protesters. Hundreds of students are calling on teachers to return to the classroom. They've been on strike for weeks -- calling for a 7.5 percent pay raise.

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