Planned anti-government protest for Saturday in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, have banned by authorities, two months after another rally turned violent.
The demonstration, called by a civil society movement called Sauvons le Burkina (Save Burkina), was prohibited for “security reasons”, Christian Charles Rouamba, municipal secretary, said in a letter on Thursday.
The worsening security situation has led to street protests calling for Kabore to step down.
Burkina Faso’s government is criticised for failing to stem the bloodshed of the brutal six-year conflict which has killed some 2,000 people, forced 1.4 million from their homes and spawned an immense humanitarian crisis.
The organisers of the protest, the Coalition of African Patriots-Burkina Faso, said two of its officials of were arrested on Thursday.
Another demonstration also planned for Saturday was banned. It is in support of neighbouring Mali, whose military government is under sanctions imposed by the regional bloc the Economic Community of African States.