Supporters of presidential candidate Alasanne Ouattara clashed with security forces in Ivory Coast Thursday after Ouattara's call to mobilize against the continuing political stalemate in the country.
AFP - Clashes erupted Thursday as troops loyal to one of the fragile West African state's two self-declared presidents mobilised to halt a bid by protesters to storm state television headquarters.
I believe we must avoid any violence. Ivory Coast does not need that. I believe Gbagbo will accept the result of the election in which Ivorians very clearly chose Ouattara as their president.
French Foreign Minister, Michele Alliot-Marie
Date created : 2010-12-16