- The Guinea's military government has announced stricter measures and banned all gatherings and demonstrations following the Monday clashes which left 157 people dead.
Guinea's ruler, Captain Moussa Camara has also today called for two days of mourning following the killings which also left more than a thousand people injured.
In a statement on the state television yesterday evening, Capt Camara also blamed the killings on opposition leadership, saying they had acted irresponsibly by calling for the demonstration, to which he said the state would establish an inquiry to get to the core of the matter.
He however said the government would compensate the families of the victims, while also sending a strong warning against any such demonstrations by the opposition.
"I call on Imams, political leaders, civil society groups and the mass media to refrain from doing or saying things that will further plunge this country into anarchy," Capt Camara warned.
The Monday rally was called by the opposition to protest rumours and statements that the military junta leader is planning to stand in the January presidential election.
Tens of thousands of Guineans had attended the rally held at the main stadium in the capital, Cornakry, when soldiers allegedly opened fire indiscriminately. There have also been reports of soldiers taking in women and raping them during the crackdown.
Capt Camara came to power in a blooddless coup in December last year following the death of longtime dictator Lansana Conte.
The Monday massacre has drawn wide criticism regionally and globally, with former coloniser, France, threatening even tougher measures against the military junta.
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