Some citizens of Gabon have taken to the streets in the country in jubilation, supporting the military coup in the early hours of Wednesday which ousted President Ali Bongo from office.

In fact, videos of the jubilation which have been trending on social media have left many confused, leaving citizens of countries that are yet to experience a coup yearning for it.

Coup: Gabonese Citizens Jubilates As Military Remove Ali Bongo From Office
Gabon coup leaders and Ali Bongo

A video that has gone viral on the internet shows citizens of Gabon in the streets of the country celebrating the removal of Bongo.

The Coup

Gabon on Wednesday, became the latest African country in recent times where the military has executed a coup to remove a democratically elected government from power.


The Gabonese President, Ali Bongo, was deposed by the military days after winning the presidential election in Gabon.

Also Read: Reactions Trail Military Takeover In Gabon 


The coup plotters also announced the annulment of Saturday’s election and the dissolution of the democratic institutions in the Central African country.

The Celebration

Speaking on Gabon 1 and Gabon 24, the spokesman of the coup plotters said he was speaking on behalf of the “Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions”.

Following the development, some citizens stormed the streets of the country jubilating and celebrating.

This celebration shows apparent support for the military takeover.


Watch video below:


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