An Associated Press reporter says soldiers have fatally shot at least 10 people who were protesting against Guinea's coup leader.

Monday's protest in the capital's main football stadium drew some 50,000 protesters. Red-bereted soldiers from the presidential guard entered the stadium and fired into the crowd, killing at least 10 people.

Tensions have risen in the West African nation amid rumors military leader Capt. Moussa "Dadis" Camara may run in presidential elections scheduled for Jan. 31.

Camara came to power in a coup last December, hours after longtime dictator Lansana Conte died, and said he would not run in the election. But he has recently said he has the right to run if he chooses.