Hundreds of people took to the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, to celebrate the coup that led to the overthrow of President Roch Kaboré.
People honked their car horns, whistled, and waved the national flag soon after the coup was announced on state television on Monday.
“Our tears are going to stop now. We ask the soldiers we trust to work together for the return of peace in Burkina Faso” Amado Zoungrana told AFP news agency.
Mr Kaboré’s popularity had plummeted because of his government’s failure to defeat militant Islamists who have waged a brutal insurgency in the West African state since 2015.
He has been detained by the military, with his party saying that he had survived an assassination attempt.