Some 500 people demonstrated on Saturday in response to a call from the opposition against the ruling military junta in Chad, chanting slogans against France, which they have accused of supporting the regime. AfricaNews reports that while the ruling junta has said democratic elections will be held at the end of an 18 months transitional period and an inclusive national dialogue will be opened to the opposition and all the armed rebel movements that have been attacking the government for decades, with the parliament having been dissolved and the constitution repealed, many in Chad fear for the future of democracy.