Thousands protest against threat to Mali coup leaders

Mali protest
A woman talks to security forces at a march to back a military coup in Mali Credit: AP

Thousands of demonstrators protested in Mali's capital Bamako against threats by foreign powers to force the leaders of last week's military coup to quit.

Army anger at deposed leader Amadou Toumani Toure's handling of a Tuareg rebellion in north Mali, which caused military losses, sparked the coup.

Crowds protest in Mali
Thousands rally to support a military coup in Mali Credit: AP

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