Burkina Faso: protests and demonstrations any working class content?

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radicalchains
Burkina Faso: protests and demonstrations any working class content?
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Or just ruling class faction fight?

 

The Libcom thread on BF is terrible so I'd thought I'd ask the question here. To be honest I can't find that much useful information of what has happened or what is on going. 

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I would think that there's an

I would think that there's an undoubted element of protest from the crowds against the poverty and misery imposed by the French and US backed military in Burkina Faso and their political frontmen. But these protests were organised by the "Citizen's Broom" opposition which has worked closely with the army. It has supported the French, US and African Union position that the incumbent president, Campaore, shouldn't extend his 27-year rule and therefore this coup has been effected by the forces of imperialism. The new prime minister is Colonel Isaac Ziba and his army faction now seems to be accepted by all (while he paves the way to democracy!). The French Socialist Party supported the "popular protest" and its outcome and in this was tail-ended by the New Anti-Capitalist Party, which also hailed the protests and in this respect, as always, the leftists support the interests of French imperialism in Africa. Burkina Faso is a major centre for the French military and its operations.