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Students clash with police in Senegal, day after 1 killed in anti-government demonstration
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ' College students set fire to a bus and clashed with police outside the campus of the main university in Senegal's capital, a day after one of their classmates was killed in an anti-government demonstration.
Police Superintendent Harona Sy says police pushed the demonstrators back on Wednesday with tear gas. He confirmed the students had set fire to a bus.
Sy said he asked officers to show restraint because the students were reacting to death of one of their own in a demonstration Tuesday against a court ruling which allows the country's aging leader to run for a third term.
A young man was killed Tuesday night when an anti-riot police truck pushed its way through the knot of protestors. It's unclear if the young man was run over, or if he fell and was killed by the stampede that followed.