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September 1, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Security forces charged opposition party marchers, clubbing the crowd with batons and firing tear gas to break up a rally near the residence of President Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan. Several hundred demonstrators briefly sought refuge in the courtyard of the French Embassy, climbing its walls to escape police. Some of the marchers shouted for the resignation of Houphouet-Boigny, who has ruled this West African nation since its independence from France in 1960.
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December 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Hardening its tone against Ivory Coast's main opposition party, the government imposed a nationwide curfew and state of emergency Monday night, hours after mobs of protesters with nail-studded sticks and rusty machetes clashed with riot police. At least two people were killed and an unknown number injured in protests by Ivorians angry over the exclusion of the West African country's main opposition leader from upcoming legislative elections.
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December 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
Soldiers rampaged in the streets of Ivory Coast's commercial capital Thursday, shooting wildly into the air, stealing cars and looting stores in an apparent protest over money and benefits. Residents dashed for cover as soldiers zoomed through Abidjan in stolen luxury sedans and four-wheel-drive vehicles, firing automatic weapons and shouting obscenities. Stores closed throughout the city, and barricades went up in some neighborhoods.
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October 27, 2000 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joyous celebrations of people power turned to sectarian-tinged violence Thursday as rival political forces, fresh from ousting Ivory Coast's military ruler, clashed over demands for new presidential elections. Followers of Laurent Gbagbo, who defeated military coup leader Gen. Robert Guei in Sunday's vote, insisted that their candidate was now the country's legitimate leader. Supporters of a candidate who had been barred from the election, Alassane Dramane Ouattara, demanded a new vote.
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December 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Hardening its tone against Ivory Coast's main opposition party, the government imposed a nationwide curfew and state of emergency Monday night, hours after mobs of protesters with nail-studded sticks and rusty machetes clashed with riot police. At least two people were killed and an unknown number injured in protests by Ivorians angry over the exclusion of the West African country's main opposition leader from upcoming legislative elections.
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October 27, 2000 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joyous celebrations of people power turned to sectarian-tinged violence Thursday as rival political forces, fresh from ousting Ivory Coast's military ruler, clashed over demands for new presidential elections. Followers of Laurent Gbagbo, who defeated military coup leader Gen. Robert Guei in Sunday's vote, insisted that their candidate was now the country's legitimate leader. Supporters of a candidate who had been barred from the election, Alassane Dramane Ouattara, demanded a new vote.
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December 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
Soldiers rampaged in the streets of Ivory Coast's commercial capital Thursday, shooting wildly into the air, stealing cars and looting stores in an apparent protest over money and benefits. Residents dashed for cover as soldiers zoomed through Abidjan in stolen luxury sedans and four-wheel-drive vehicles, firing automatic weapons and shouting obscenities. Stores closed throughout the city, and barricades went up in some neighborhoods.
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September 1, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Security forces charged opposition party marchers, clubbing the crowd with batons and firing tear gas to break up a rally near the residence of President Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan. Several hundred demonstrators briefly sought refuge in the courtyard of the French Embassy, climbing its walls to escape police. Some of the marchers shouted for the resignation of Houphouet-Boigny, who has ruled this West African nation since its independence from France in 1960.
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