Al Jazeera has been covering the rising tide of protests in Djibouti against president Ismail Omar Guelleh’s rule:
But the demonstration escalated into clashes after dusk, as authorities used batons and tear gas against stone-throwing protesters.
Guelleh has served two terms and faces an election in April, but critics are concerned by changes he made to the constitution last year that scrapped a two-term limit.
Officials from the Union for Democratic Change, an umbrella group of three opposition parties, gave speeches at Friday’s demonstration calling for Guelleh to step down.
The full story about the protests against president Ismail Omar Guelleh is here.