Somali police fire bullets to break up protest against weekend bombing

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 5:18 AM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali police opened fire to prevent a crowd of protesters demonstrating against last weekend's deadly bombing from accessing the site of the attack, according to a Reuters witness.

The witness heard gunfire shortly after police blocked the demonstrators, who were marching towards the scene of the twin blasts, where more than 300 people were killed.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Duncan Miriri; editing by John Stonestreet)