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By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Police in the Burundian capital used water cannon and tear gas on Sunday to disperse protesters demonstrating against President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking a third term, witnesses said, after the government banned protests for or against the move. The ruling CNDD-FDD party nominated Nkuruziza as their presidential candidate at a meeting on Saturday, prompting hundreds of civil society groups to decry the move as a "coup" against the constitution, which limits leaders to two terms in office. "We deplore the way police acted with violence against a peaceful demonstration," Janvier Bigirimana, a civil society activist, told Reuters in the capital Bujumbura. Interior Minister Edouard Nduwimana said the demonstrations were illegal as the government had banned any protest for or against President Nkurunziza running for a third term.
The lengthy fight to allow gay marriage across America may soon be at an end with the Supreme Court set Tuesday to consider whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed. Already legal in 37 of the country's 50 states and in the capital Washington, experts say it seems inevitable that the nation's top court will recognize gay marriage. "Marriage equality has advanced with remarkable speed through the states," said constitutional law professor Steven Schwinn of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.