Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in Niamey, the capital of Niger, in support of soldiers who announced the overthrow of President Mohamed Bazoum.
Report gathered say the demonstrators ransacked the Bazoum’s ruling PNDS Tarayya party setting vehicles and other property ablaze on Thursday.
The attack happened when politicians from the ruling party were holding a meeting in the office amid uncertainty over an announced military takeover of government.
There were no immediate reports of casualties following the attack. There has been no official comment on the protests and the damage. Witnesses say the situation has returned to normal.
On Wednesday, there were also mass protests by those opposed to soldiers taking over power.
They chanted in support of the government of Mohamed Bazoum who was being detained by the soldiers.