The Canadian Press reports:
Soldiers and police filled the streets of Djibouti on Friday to prevent a planned demonstration against the president by opposition parties, officials said…
A potential presidential challenger, Abdourahman Boreh, who lives overseas and is currently in London, said demonstrators are not ready to confront the police and army with force, but that they may do so in the future.
“They have come out with a lot of force, the Djiboutian army, the gendarmerie and the police,” Boreh said. “They wouldn’t let the people circulate. This is really showing the character of this government.”