ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - A notorious youth leader under United Nations sanctions for inciting hatred called on citizens of Ivory Coast to barricade their neighborhoods and chase out all foreigners.
Charles Ble Goude, recently named youth minister by incumbent
leader Laurent Gbagbo, said the political crisis was coming to a
head, and now was the time for "real" Ivorians to protect the
He also called on supporters to block all U.N. movements.
A nationwide curfew was called for the second consecutive weekend, after a week of bloody clashes between security forces
loyal to Gbagbo and militias allied with his rival Alassane
Gbagbo's government also announced that the U.N. and French
forces would no longer receive fuel.
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