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Marchers Protest Attempted Coup

January 14, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Up to 3,000 people marched through Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, to denounce last week's coup attempt and send a warning to foreigners linked by the government to the failed plot. Armed groups briefly took over state radio and television stations in Abidjan on Monday and attacked President Laurent Gbagbo's residence before being driven off by loyal troops. Meanwhile, security forces were deployed in the north to prevent opposition supporters from disrupting a disputed parliamentary vote today.

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