Sierra Leone: At least 5 die in protest against power plant removal

At least five people died in protest against the government's plan to move a power plant in Sierra Leone.

Police opened fire on demonstrators who were protesting against the dismantling of the Makeni thermal power plant in the centre of the country on Saturday.

Makeni is the largest city in the Northern Province of this West African nation.

The work was due to begin but young people opposed it. The protest escalated and rioters attacked several nearby buildings, including headquarters of t…

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