ANGRY MUSLIMS TORCH CHRISTIAN CHURCHES in Niger at Anti-Charlie Hebdo Protest (Photos)
Twitter translation: “Things go wrong in Zinder, Niger following Charlie Hebdo protest.”
Looks like it—
Ça tourne mal à Zinder au Niger suite à la marche anti Charlie pic.twitter.com/hI4W9qwJwC
— Abdoulrazak Issoufou (@0022797437570) January 16, 2015
The angry Muslims burnt the French flag – then the local church.
— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) January 16, 2015
The protesters were screaming, “Charlie is Satan.”
The Jerusalem Post reported:
A protest in Niger against French magazine Charlie Hebdo turned violent on Friday as demonstrators set fire to churches and raided shops run by Christians, residents said.
Police in the former French colony’s southern town of Zinder fired tear gas on a crowd of hundreds of people as tires burned in the streets.
“The protesters are crying out in local Hausa language: Charlie is Satan – let hell engulf those supporting Charlie,” said Aboubacar Mamane, a shopkeeper by telephone.
Meanwhile, in Algiers, police clashed with protesters after rioting broke out at the end of a march against the French satirical magazine.
Several officers were injured during the clashes, with police firing riot pellets and small groups of protesters responding with rocks, fireworks and bottles in the streets around the waterfront area of the Algerian capital.