Stones thrown at French delegation vehicle during Macron visit to Burkina Faso

A spokesperson for the French president says stones were thrown at a vehicle transporting members of a delegation accompanying Emmanuel Macron on his visit to Burkina Faso. Bruno Roger-Petit said on his Twitter account that Macron was meeting with his counterpart, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, when the incident occurred. No vehicles were damaged and there were not “hundreds of assailants,” Roger-Petit said, according to AP. Burkina Faso’s government has ordered schools to close in order to ease traffic because of the heavy security measures in place during the French president’s visit. However, many view the closures as an effort to reduce the threat of student unrest.