Many injured in Madagascar protests

At least 34 supporters of deposed leader hurt after thousands of people join rally.

    Police dispersed the crowds by
    firing shots into the air [AFP]

    Ravalomanana, who visited Swaziland last week after stepping down, has vowed to return.

    In a short recorded message broadcast on a private television channel in Madagascar, he said: "Don't be afraid of anything. I will return soon."

    He said protests needed to continue in order that the world could see that they would not accept an illegitimate government.

    Political unrest in Madagascar has led to the deaths of at least 135 since the start of January.

    Rajoelina led opposition to Ravalomanana whom he said was a dictator who was out of touch with the people.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.