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Kenyans Flee Past Burning Barricades as Protesters Clash With Police

Kenya's police shot, beat and tear gassed demonstrators across the country who called for the electoral commission to be dissolved.

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Riot police disperse protesting opposition supporters on May 23, 2016 in Nairobi. Kenya's police shot, beat and tear gassed demonstrators across the country on Monday who called for the electoral commission to be dissolved due to allegations of bias and corruption.

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A man carries a child away from teargas and a burning barricade in the Kibera of Nairobi. The protests, held each Monday for the past four weeks, come before elections next year and are organized by Kenya's main opposition group, the Coalitions for Reforms and Democracy. Last week the U.S. and human rights activists condemned the violence displayed by Kenyan police in which one man was killed.

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A woman and students protect themselves from teargas in Nairobi.

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A woman leads a student away from teargas and a burning barricade in the Kibera area of Nairobi.

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A police officer throws a teargas grenade at protesters in Kibera. Local media reported at least one killed in Kisumu in the west of the country, while police in Nairobi and the second city of Mombasa fought running battles with small groups of protesters. Police had banned the planned demonstrations and scores of officers in riot gear guarded the building that houses the election commission headquarters in the center of the capital.

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A protester gestures in Kibera during a demonstration of opposition supporters.

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A schoolgirl runs past a burning barricade in the Kibera area of Nairobi.

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A man carries a schoolgirl overcome by tear gas to safety, past the charred remains of a burning barricade in the Kibera area of Nairobi.

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A protester runs past a burning barricade in the Kibera area of Nairobi.

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A woman carries a student past a burning barricade in the Kibera area of Nairobi.

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A police truck with a water cannon extinguishes a burning barricade in the Kibera area of Nairobi.

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