Thursday, January 1, 2009

Kenya Demonstration for Gaza-- carrying shoes, and burning the occupier's flags:

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Muslims in Mombasa burn a US flag during a demonstration in Mombasa on Thursday. They condemned the Israel attacks on Gaza. (Photo by Laban Walloga)

"Muslims in protest over Gaza crisis"

"Daily Nation" (Nairobi, Kenya)

Thursday, January 1 2009 at 20:29

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"Hundreds of Muslims on Thursday thronged the streets of Mombasa to protest against the Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip.

"The procession started at the Kwa Shibu Mosque in Mwembe Tayari and proceeded to Kenyatta Avenue and on to Digo and Makadara roads. The protesters then converged at Makadara grounds for prayers.

"Men, women and children joined in the protest carrying placards, shoes and Palestinian and Israeli flags. They at the same time chanted slogans to register their bitterness against Israel.

"At one point, Mombasa head of police Tom Odero tried to control the movement of the crowd but the youth turned rowdy and had it their way."