Police in Burkina Faso fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the capital, Ouagadougou, on Monday.
The authorities had banned the rally. The protest organisers had a mix of concerns, including anger over poor governance, corruption and growing insecurity.
BBC West Africa correspondent Louise Dewast says there is growing discontent in Burkina Faso, where an Islamist insurgency in the north has forced millions of people to flee their homes.
Parts of the country where the militants operate have been under a state of emergency since last year.
Critics accuse the government of failing to contain the crisis.
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