On April 27 the military junta led by Deby's son Mahamat Deby reported the death of five civilians during the protest. Human rights organizations such as the Chadian Convention for the Defence of Human Rights (CTDDH) revealed nine fatalities.
Protesters who demand civilian rule in #Chad, also protest against France as Paris is backing the military council which came to power through a coup last week. pic.twitter.com/NJOu8bCvCZ
The people reject the position of French President Emmanuel Macron as he supports the junta while calling for a "civilian national unity government."
France's support has been pivotal for the military junta to remain in power despite having shut down the parliament and annulling the constitution. Meanwhile, the opposition rejects the appointment of Deby's ally Albert Pahimi Padacke as the civilian head of a transitional government, a unilateral move carried out by the junta.