The CMT is led by the late president’s son, 37-year-old four-star general Mahamat Idriss Deby, who has consolidated nearly all powers around himself and 14 generals who were close to his father.
‘We are marching to demand that democracy and justice — the hallmarks of true peace — be re-established,’ said a 22-year-old protester who gave his name only as Narcisse, brandishing a sign reading ‘No to the monarchy’.
Security forces were massively deployed along the three-kilometre (two-mile) route on a central avenue of the capital, but the protest was largely peaceful.
Some protesters expressed anti-French sentiment with signs reading “France out of Chad”, and by burning French flags.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK