Opposition leader, Andre Mba Obame
Gabon security forces fired tear gas and arrested about 30 supporters of opposition leader, Andre Mba Obame at a protest in Libreville, injuring several, one of his aides said. Michel Ongoundou, appointed Defence Minister in the "government" that Obame controversially declared on Tuesday, told AFP that soldiers and paramilitary gendarmes had moved in on protesters at dawn.
"There was tear gas fired. There have been people injured and about 30 arrests," he said.