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Violent protests in Guinea disrupt some bauxite shipments

Opposition supporters in Guinea protested and erected barricades in the mining towns of Boke and Kamsar on Tuesday, disrupting some shipments of the aluminium ore bauxite, industry officials said. The unrest sparked by a row over local elections held in February spread from Conakry, paralysing much of the capital since protests erupted on Monday. In Boke, police responded to protests on Tuesday with teargas and clubs, a resident said.

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