Police, army forces fill Djibouti’s streets to prevent anti-government protest, witnesses say

NAIROBI, Kenya — Opposition political leaders from Djibouti say government soldiers and police filled the streets to prevent a planned demonstration against the president.

Djibouti — a tiny East African nation that hosts a U.S. military base — saw thousands of people turn out at an anti-government demonstration two weeks ago.

Protesters said they had planned to hold another demonstration Friday, but that the government denied the groups permission and sent security forces into the street.

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