Suspected ally of President Nkurunziza beaten by mob in Bujumbura
Jean Claude Niyonzima fled from his house into a sewer under a hail of stones thrown by a mob protesting against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term in office.
Jean Claude Niyonzima, a suspected member of the ruling party's Imbonerakure youth militia, sits under soldiers' protection from a mob of demonstrators after he came out of hiding in a sewer in the Cibitoke district of Bujumbura, Burundi, May 7, 2015.
Jean Claude Niyonzima pleads with soldiers to protect him from a mob of demonstrators after he emerged from hiding in a sewer in Bujumbura, May 7, 2015
Soldiers disperse a crowd by firing into the air after demonstrators cornered Jean Claude Niyonzima in a sewer, Burundi, May 7, 2015.
Jean Claude Niyonzima pleads for his life as he is surrounded at his house by demonstrators in Bujumbura, May 7, 2015.