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Anti-Charlie Hebdo Protests: 45 Churches Burnt, 5 Killed, Several Injured In Niger

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Charlie Hebdo protests raging all over the Muslim world, churches burnt many killed as a result of the controversial cartoons published in the French magazine.

45 churches burnt in Niger
45 churches burnt in Niger

According to media reports, forty-five churches were set on fire over the weekend in Niger’s capital Niamey during rigorous protests over the publication of a Prophet Mohammed cartoon by the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo. Moreover, five people died and 128 people injured in Niamey as a result of these protests. A Christian school and an orphanage were also burnt by the violent protestors.

On the other hand in Zinder, same turbulence was witnessed where five people were killed, 45 wounded and the French cultural centre burned in the southern city of Niger. “The French flag was burned,” additionally 89 people, including two minors, were arrested by police, Adily Toro, a spokesman for the national police said. The agitated demonstrators also plundered and burned several premises, including five hotels and 36 bars.

Whereas, France’s president Francois Hollande has already stated that anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters in various countries have not understood France’s attachment to freedom of speech.