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Violence erupts at Burkina Faso hotel between supporters, opponents of coup leaders

  • In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi speaks to media as he had talks with Gen. Gilbert Diendere, who was named leader of Burkina Faso on Thursday, in Ouagadougou,  Burkina Faso. West African mediators late Saturday hinted at a breakthrough in Burkina Faso's political crisis after a military coup brought a general to power less than a month before scheduled elections.  (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

    In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi speaks to media as he had talks with Gen. Gilbert Diendere, who was named leader of Burkina Faso on Thursday, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. West African mediators late Saturday hinted at a breakthrough in Burkina Faso's political crisis after a military coup brought a general to power less than a month before scheduled elections. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, Gen. Gilbert Diendere, who was named leader of Burkina Faso on Thursday, speak to media in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  West African mediators late Saturday hinted at a breakthrough in Burkina Faso's political crisis after a military coup brought a general to power less than a month before scheduled elections.  (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

    In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, Gen. Gilbert Diendere, who was named leader of Burkina Faso on Thursday, speak to media in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. West African mediators late Saturday hinted at a breakthrough in Burkina Faso's political crisis after a military coup brought a general to power less than a month before scheduled elections. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, Gen. Gilbert Diendere, left, who was named leader of Burkina Faso on Thursday, speaks to media in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. West African mediators late Saturday hinted at a breakthrough in Burkina Faso's political crisis after a military coup brought a general to power less than a month before scheduled elections. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

    In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, Gen. Gilbert Diendere, left, who was named leader of Burkina Faso on Thursday, speaks to media in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. West African mediators late Saturday hinted at a breakthrough in Burkina Faso's political crisis after a military coup brought a general to power less than a month before scheduled elections. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)  (The Associated Press)

Violence has erupted at the main hotel in Burkina Faso's capital where talks are taking place with regional mediators after last week's coup.

One group of protesters opposed to the new regime chanted "No to military rule" while another group chanted its support for the junta.

Soldiers protected two opposition leaders from an angry mob that had tried to stop them from entering the hotel.

Tensions are running high in Burkina Faso following the announcement last week of a coup that deposed a transitional government which was organizing national elections for Oct. 11.

The country's president of 27 years, Blaise Compaore, was ousted late last year in a popular uprising.