Troops in Africa’s Ivory Coast opened fire on hundreds of youths who had gathered to call for their president to step down on Saturday, the latest clash for a continent that has been rocked by unrest. The young activists were calling for President Laurent Gbagbo to step down—his competitor in the last president elections, Alassane Ouattara—was widely seen as the victor, but Gbagbo refused to step down. Troops used firearms and tear gas to battle the protests, and at least two were reported dead as a result.
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