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Women protest against Burundi president's bid for 3rd term in power

  • Demonstrators shout at army and police officers in the Musaga district of Bujumbura, Burundi, Sunday May 10, 2015. Police and army cleared barricades on the main RN7 road, allowing for delivery trucks stuck for days to enter the city. At least 13 people have died and 216 have been wounded in protests since April 25, when the ruling party announced it had nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza as its presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Demonstrators shout at army and police officers in the Musaga district of Bujumbura, Burundi, Sunday May 10, 2015. Police and army cleared barricades on the main RN7 road, allowing for delivery trucks stuck for days to enter the city. At least 13 people have died and 216 have been wounded in protests since April 25, when the ruling party announced it had nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza as its presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

  • A group of over 250 women march through the center of Bujumbura, Burundi, calling for the release of protesters arrested during demonstrations, Sunday May 10, 2015. At least 13 people have died and 216 have been wounded in protests since April 25, when the ruling party announced it had nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza as its presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    A group of over 250 women march through the center of Bujumbura, Burundi, calling for the release of protesters arrested during demonstrations, Sunday May 10, 2015. At least 13 people have died and 216 have been wounded in protests since April 25, when the ruling party announced it had nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza as its presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

  • A group of over 250 women march through the center of Bujumbura, Burundi, calling for the release of protesters arrested during demonstrations, Sunday May 10, 2015. At least 13 people have died and 216 have been wounded in protests since April 25, when the ruling party announced it had nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza as its presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    A group of over 250 women march through the center of Bujumbura, Burundi, calling for the release of protesters arrested during demonstrations, Sunday May 10, 2015. At least 13 people have died and 216 have been wounded in protests since April 25, when the ruling party announced it had nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza as its presidential candidate. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

About 200 women demonstrated in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, as street protests resumed against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in power.

At least 13 people have died and 216 have been wounded in protests since April 25, when the ruling party nominated Nkurunziza to be its presidential candidate.

Chadia Nshime, one of the demonstrators on Sunday, said she protested because she wants Burundi's constitution to be respected.

Burundi's constitution states a president can be popularly elected to two five-year terms. Nkurunziza maintains he can run for a third term because parliament elected him for his first term, leaving him open to be popularly elected to two terms.

The U.S. and African Union have said Nkurunziza should not seek a third term.