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Burundi still tense with street protests as US sends senior diplomat

  • Burundi riot police fire tear gas as they chase demonstrators during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday April 29, 2015. Protesters were again on the streets Wednesday, angry over the Burundian president's third term bid that they say is unconstitutional as a top U.S. diplomat headed to the East African nation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Burundi riot police fire tear gas as they chase demonstrators during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday April 29, 2015. Protesters were again on the streets Wednesday, angry over the Burundian president's third term bid that they say is unconstitutional as a top U.S. diplomat headed to the East African nation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Burundi riot police using tear gas give chase to demonstrators during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday April 29, 2015. Protesters were again on the streets Wednesday, angry over the Burundian president's third term bid that they say is unconstitutional as a top U.S. diplomat headed to the East African nation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Burundi riot police using tear gas give chase to demonstrators during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday April 29, 2015. Protesters were again on the streets Wednesday, angry over the Burundian president's third term bid that they say is unconstitutional as a top U.S. diplomat headed to the East African nation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Burundi riot police using tear gas give chase to demonstrators during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday April 29, 2015. Protesters were again on the streets Wednesday, angry over the Burundian president's third term bid that they say is unconstitutional as a top U.S. diplomat headed to the East African nation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Burundi riot police using tear gas give chase to demonstrators during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday April 29, 2015. Protesters were again on the streets Wednesday, angry over the Burundian president's third term bid that they say is unconstitutional as a top U.S. diplomat headed to the East African nation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

Street protests against the Burundi president's bid for a third term are continuing.

Tom Malinowski, the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, said on Twitter that he is on his way to Burundi and that he is disappointed that President Pierre Nkurunziza is violating the 2005 peace accord.

Some protesters said Wednesday they will continue until Nkurunziza drops his plans to run for re-election in polls on June 26. Nkurunziza has already served the two terms stipulated in the constitution.

Hundreds took to the streets on Sunday after Nkurunziza was nominated to be the ruling party's candidate. At least six people have died in clashes with the police.