why do Americans remain cowed by a few thugs w/ weapons? Oh, right, the average American is paralyzed in irrational fear of virtually everything, because s/he is descended from chickenshit losers who didn't resist expulsion from their European home, but were more than ready to kill everyone already in America because they out-gunned them. Fuck you, Yanks, you're getting just what you deserve, good & hard!Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule have set fire to parliament.
Correspondents say the city hall and ruling party headquarters are also in flames in the capital, Ouagadougou.
A huge crowd is surging towards the presidential palace and the main airport has been shut.
MPs have suspended a vote on changing the constitution to allow Mr Compaore to stand for re-election next year.
Five people have been killed in the protests, among the most serious against Mr Compaore's rule, reports BBC Afrique's Yacouba Ouedraogo from the capital.
The military fired live bullets as protesters stormed parliament, our correspondent says.
Surprise surprise surprise!
On my, "concern" has been "raised." You see there the comittment of these United Snakes to democracy. Ha ha ha. Fuck you, fuck your mother, fuck the horse you rode in on, just fuck everybody to hell w/ a splintered broomstick, I've had it up to here for about the millionth time again!!Mr Compaore is a staunch ally of the US and France, which uses Burkina Faso as a base for military operations against militant Islamists in the Sahel region.
Both France and the European Union (EU) have called on him to scrap the proposed constitutional amendment.
The EU said it could jeopardise Burkina Faso's stability. The US has also raised concern about the proposed amendment.