Chaos and civil unrest have continued in Burundi over the President’s decision to pursue a third term even as rumours circulated on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 that there has been a coup attempt to oust the Pierre Nkurunziza.
Nkurunziza has continued to defy international pressure to cease his latest campaign for president.
Below are disturbing pictures of the unrest and chaos on the streets; the moment a Burundian policewoman was stoned by a rampaging mob who accused her of shooting at people taking part in a protest against the president’s controversial bid for third term in office.
Police had allegedly opened fire on demonstrators amid furious clashes on the streets of the capital Bujumbura.
Shortly after the shots were fired, the policewoman was grabbed, punched, kicked and dragged along the streets of the capital Bujumbura by a furious mob who managed to separate her from her colleagues.
Harrowing images show the woman attempting to flee for her life while knife and stone-wielding men fight among themselves to reach her.
Eventually the female officer’s colleagues managed to get between her and her attackers, enabling her to flee to safety with only minor injuries.
The BBC on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 that senior officers were “dismissing” President Nkurunziza, amid unrest over his re-election bid.