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Niger's military junta has remained defiant despite ECOWAS threatening to attack

The junta has also seen support among some of the country's youth, who have begun to band together into a citizens' militia. German news agency DPA on Saturday reported groups of youths setting up roadside checkpoints at intersections.

Those same youths are said to have been behind pro-junta demonstrations that have taken place in the capital Niamey since the coup.

On Sunday, supporters of the junta, now rebranded as the "Conseil National pour la Sauvegarde de la Patrie" (CNSP), gathered at Niamey Stadium in a show of support. AFP journalists reporting from the scene said the 30,000-seat venue was nearly full, with supporters waving Russian flags and pictures of the coup leaders.

Niger: demonstration in support of coup plotters in Niamey stadium - video
Flags of Russia, Mali and Burkina Faso are seen waving

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 6th, 2023 at 08:11:20 PM EST
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