Sierra Leone's government imposed a curfew on Wednesday local time following anti-government protests.
Some 21 protesters and 8 police officers were reportedly killed in the protests.
13 of those protesters were reportedly shot dead in clashes with the police in the capital Freetown, with another eight killed in the towns of Kamakwie and Makeni.
More than a hundred protesters have also been arrested.
The protests come as civilians took to the streets to speak out against the rising cost of living.