Soldiers in Ivory Coast have gone on television to urge President Laurent Gbagbo to resume war with rebel forces which hold half of the country.
Tension is growing between rebels and the army
They also demanded the resignation of the army chief.
The soldiers said were not attempting a coup, and that they only wanted to "get rid of" the rebels.
On Saturday foreign troops monitoring a fragile ceasefire used teargas to stop supporters of Mr Gbagbo from marching on the rebel stronghold.
Ivorian state TV on Sunday evening interrupted its programmes, saying a group of soldiers had forced its way into the television building in the main city of Abidjan.
The soldiers read a statement saying: "We are asking the president to allow us to resume the war."
They demanded that peacekeepers let them move to rebel-controlled areas.
They said they had what they needed to "liberate" the country within 48 hours.
"We are asking (Army Chief of Staff) General Doue and Touvoli of the National Gendarmerie to resign," the statement added.
"It is not a coup. We support the president of the republic."
On Saturday, about 200 hardline supporters of the president, reportedly accompanied
by soldiers, were dispersed by French peacekeepers as they tried to reach the rebel stronghold of Bouake
About 4,000 French troops and 1,300 West African soldiers are monitoring a fragile ceasefire signed in May.
Gbagbo has been facing insurgents for more than a year
The rebel New Forces hold the north, while Mr Gbagbo is in control of the largely Christian and animist south.
In September the New Forces pulled out of a power-sharing government, accusing the president of not honouring a French-brokered peace settlement.
The rebellion was launched in September 2002 in the former French colony, with northerners accusing southerners of systematic discrimination.