Guinean school students have taken to the streets in their hundreds in the capital, Conakry, to demand that their teachers, who are currently on strike, return to work.
Schools re-opened for the academic year on 3 October but the strike has meant that no classes have taken place.
Police fought running battles with the protesting students and fired tear gas to disperse them.
The teachers are on strike following the failure of the government to meet their demand for a pay increase.
Students went to class only to find that the situation had changed , with teachers nowhere to be found.