Madagascar President calls to keep calm
Madagaskar: Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana urged on
Wednesday to keep calm in the country, amid tight security measures, due
to demonstrations against him.
After a Minister Council meeting, the president stated that he is
determined to preserve peace, explained that the security forces had
been invested with the power to attain that objective, and requested
people’s cooperation. Meanwhile, witnesses asserted that police threw
tear gas against a group of demonstrators in the outskirts of the 13 de
Since January 26, the country has been immerse in a crisis that has
caused at least 130 deaths, due to clashes between security forces and
people opposed to the government led by ex mayor of this capital Adry
Rajoelina. Daily protests demanding the President’s resignation are the
favorable scene for sackers to attack businesses and public offices,
said government sources.