Salt Lake City - The Mormon Church has removed missionaries from Burundi following violent protests in its capital.
KSL-TV reports that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced in a press statement Tuesday that it had moved its missionaries there.
The protesters are opposing the president's decision to run for a third term, and police have been firing live bullets at the protesters.
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The Burundi missionaries are part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi Mission.
A church spokesperson says moving missionaries to ensure their safety is a common practice throughout the world.