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Local residents blocked a French army column in West Africa for a week

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A French convoy en route to Mali via Niger was stopped in Burkina Faso by crowds of protesters outraged by the inaction of an expeditionary force charged with maintaining security.


Hundreds of demonstrators in the western African city of Kaya surrounded trucks and armored vehicles carrying French troops as they crossed Burkina Faso en route to Mali via Niger. In this blockade, the convoy stood for about a week. Earlier in the course of his journey, he had already been accompanied by protests in two other cities. As a result, the army column retreated to a camp located 30 km northeast of the capital, Ouagadougou.

Here, the military [for a week] awaited the outcome of negotiations between the government and protest organizers to allow the vehicles to pass through.

- indicated in the edition of Al Jazeera.

The purpose of the march of the column is the base in Gao, the center of the French Operation Barkhan, which is being carried out in the Sahel region of northern Mali.

The French Foreign Ministry said that anti-French sentiments are being fueled by "manipulators". The protests are organized by a group called the Coalition of African Patriots of Burkina Faso.

Despite the agreements signed with France, we still have more and more casualties, and the forces of our country are still insufficiently equipped.

- noted in the organization.

These statements resonate with many people in this West African state who are unhappy with the fact that local and international forces are unable to contain the violence. France has deployed thousands of troops across the Sahel, where they are said in Paris to fight armed groups linked to ISIS and al-Qaeda (terrorist organizations banned in the Russian Federation). At the same time, local forces have recently suffered the most severe losses, schools have been closed throughout the country in anticipation of possible unrest, and mobile internet has been disabled in accordance with legal provisions relating to national defense and public security.

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  1. Flooding
    Flooding 27 November 2021 14: 49
    +15
    A French convoy en route to Mali via Niger was stopped in Burkina Faso by crowds of protesters outraged by the inaction of an expeditionary force charged with maintaining security.

    naive local residents decided that it was about their safety, not the safety of foreign investments.
    1. Babay Atasovich
      Babay Atasovich 27 November 2021 14: 52
      -1
      No. they are preparing the site for Wagner !!! yes
      1. Babay Atasovich
        Babay Atasovich 27 November 2021 14: 53
        +2
        The forum had problems with animated emoticons - some stationary ones appeared ...
        1. cat Rusich
          cat Rusich 27 November 2021 16: 13
          +1
          Quote: Babay Atasovich
          The forum had problems with animated emoticons - some stationary ones appeared ...
          Have already noticed
          wink smile laughing angry
    2. knn54
      knn54 27 November 2021 15: 33
      +1
      "The sheriff's Indians don't care about the problem."
  2. svp67
    svp67 27 November 2021 14: 50
    +5
    The French Foreign Ministry said that anti-French sentiments are being fueled by "manipulators".
    It is strange that Moscow and Wagner have not yet been accused ... But it’s not over yet
  3. YOUR
    YOUR 27 November 2021 15: 02
    +2
    French troops ... The French have only the Foreign Legion abroad. These humanism have never suffered. Apparently the wind of tolerance, democracy and humanism also reached them.
  4. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 27 November 2021 15: 21
    -1
    French convoy bound for Mali via Niger was stopped in Burkina Faso by crowds of protesters

    ***
    Hot guys, these burkina packers ...
    ***
    1. Cat Alexandrovich
      Cat Alexandrovich 27 November 2021 15: 29
      -1
      Why not tell us how many Frenchmen the locals have eaten this week?
  5. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 27 November 2021 15: 53
    +1
    The former vassals showed the French a goat face))

    Cool camouflage at the armored car on the left, below the grill male eggs are drawn laughing
  6. askort154
    askort154 27 November 2021 16: 00
    +1
    Locals blockade a French army column in west Africa for a week

    All clear. Tomorrow France will declare that it will have time to transfer this "column" of its own to help the Swedish-Polish-Estonians if Russia attacks Ukraine, which is already being discussed in Africa. yes
  7. german patriot of america
    german patriot of america 27 November 2021 16: 38
    -2
    France must withdraw its troops. This thousand would be useful on the border with Belarus.
  8. Sergey Aleksandrovich
    Sergey Aleksandrovich 27 November 2021 16: 44
    +1
    I wonder how the locals blocked the movement. Have you mined and unfurled a banner with the inscription in French "Beware, mines!"?
    1. Mikhalych 70
      Mikhalych 70 27 November 2021 18: 16
      +1
      Mb dancing with a tambourine?
      1. Sergey Aleksandrovich
        Sergey Aleksandrovich 27 November 2021 18: 51
        0
        But first the mines ... Then the dancing.
  9. Fisherman
    Fisherman 27 November 2021 18: 37
    -3
    "Anti-French sentiment is fueled" by plunder and violence in the former colonies by French mercenaries.
  10. komandir8
    komandir8 27 November 2021 20: 47
    0
    The ruling junta in Bamako, Mali is seeking a contract with the Wagner Group to deploy 1000 Russian paramilitaries for a set amount to train its armed forces and provide protection for the political leadership. It will also discuss mining contractors.
    In the event of Russian intervention in Mali, a French informed source is confident: "The United States will stop everything", depriving France of vital resources, and "some European countries may also decide to end cooperation", as Paris has been trying to convince them to join in the past two years. to the formation of the special forces group "Takuba" numbering 500 people, designed to accompany the Malian soldiers in battle. A small detachment of the Wagner Group was spotted in Bamako, shortly after the conclusion in June 2019 of a military cooperation agreement between Mali, ruled by Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Russia, which has been active in Africa in recent years.
  11. Shelest2000
    Shelest2000 28 November 2021 18: 50
    0
    I do not understand, the French have that, our DShK are in service - in the photo and in the video on their armored personnel carrier like the DShK installed?