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After demonstrations in Gabon’s two major cities, the president has said two people have died as the protest degenerated into a street standoff, Reuters reports.
Security forces fired teargas and stun grenades in neighbourhoods in Libreville and Port Gentil that had put up barricades, banged pots and burned tyres.
The new 6 pm measure is harsh and thoughtless,” law student Sarah Lewoubi said on Friday.
She added that most Gabonese workers and students, who don’t have cars, struggle to get home before the curfew hour.
Due to the extreme weather hitting the United States, the White House said about 6m vaccines have been temporarily delayed due to the frigid weather.
The drop in temperatures has affected Texas the worst as about 165,000 households in the state remain without power.