Putschists in Niger urge the country to fight foreign intervention

Niamey.- Niger’s military junta and civil society supporters called for a mobilization in the capital Niamey this Thursday to protest foreign intervention and fight for the country’s freedom, the AP reports.

One of the march’s organizers, Mahaman Sanoussi, stated that the aim of the protesters was the immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces.

“(We will) mobilize against all forms of threats to continue the struggle for the sovereignty of the people,” the coordinator declared. “The dignity of the Nigerian people is respected by all without exception,” he added.

The demonstrations are taking place on Niger’s Independence Day in the former metropolis of France, as anti-French sentiment among citizens is growing.

For his part, French President Emmanuel Macron criticized the “deeply dangerous” coup in Niger and said Paris will support regional groups in their decision to impose sanctions.

It was also revealed this Monday that the ousted government had authorized France to attack the presidential palace to free ousted President Mohamed Bazoum, who is being held at his residence, after the country’s defense and security forces did so on July 27 had announced their release, the closure of borders and the imposition of a curfew.

With information from RT.

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