Thousands protest in Mali over constitutional reform Saturday June 17,2017
Thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday June 17,2017 in Mali’s capital Bamako to protest against a constitutional reform that would allow the president to appoint a third of future senators.
The Malian Govt's attempt to change the constitution has sparked a massive public outcry. The draft constitutional reform is designed to improve the representation of the country’s northern region within institutions, but critics say that it will only strengthen the president’s powers
The government plans to hold a referendum about this controversial constitutional reform on July 9.