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Niger: ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Riots Leave 10 Dead

AFP | News 24   in 
January 19, 2015

Niamey – Police in Niger on Sunday fired tear gas and arrested dozens at a banned opposition protest, a day after deadly riots over a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Around 300 demonstrators gathered in the centre of the capital Niamey for a long-planned march on parliament, defying a ban on demonstrations announced on Saturday.

The protesters responded to the tear gas by throwing stones at the police and burning tyres but later dispersed peacefully, an AFP correspondent reported.

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